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This study aims at designing simple but robust methods that would enable to "nowcast", i.e. forecast the present (or the recent past), in order to improve the timeliness of patent indicators.
This paper aims to capture current inventive activities in nanotechnologies based on the analysis of patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO).
This paper presents the results of a first data collection on the main demographic, educational, labour market and mobility patterns of doctoral graduates for seven countries.
The mapping of knowledge is increasingly recognised as a new, evolving area of research. The aim of this study is to map current trends in scientific activities with a view to better understanding and tracking the changing nature of science.
This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.
This paper estimates domestic productivity relationships for a sample of 16 OECD countries through probably the most general specification yet.
This paper examines the tax treatment of corporate expenditures on selected intellectual assets and develops an indicator of the relative generosity of tax systems in OECD countries to such investments.
This study quantifies the contribution of foreign affiliates to productivity growth using a growth accounting approach and compares the presence of foreign affiliates across OECD countries. The analysis confirms that foreign affiliates can make an important contribution to productivity growth.
This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the information currently available.
The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.