Can we trust official statistics? Do they give us a true picture of how societies are changing? Enrico Giovannini, OECD Chief Statistician, will answer your questions on the role and future of statistics during an online debate between 14.00 and 16.00 Paris time on Thursday 12 July.
Statistics Working Paper N. 22 - 2007/2 - Several studies have analysed the characteristics of the knowledge society, as well as its impact on the production of "official" statistics. In this paper we will not enter into this debate, but we will try to analyse the role of statistics in building a knowledge society and improving the democratic control of policy makers. This issue is especially important because the development of
A number of themes will be focused on at this second meeting of the OECD's SBS Expert Meeting. Key amongst these is the continuing development of indicators that further our understanding of Entrepreneurship Indicators, an area of growing policy interest.
Statistics Working Paper N. 21 - 2007/1 - This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the current period performance of the OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for 21 OECD Member countries and three zone aggregates (OECD area, Euro area and Major Seven countries) for which CLIs are available for a longer time period. The revisions analysis of OECD CLIs is similar to those recently undertaken by the Organisation for a range of
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This paper presents a preliminary data comparison between Unit Labour Cost indicators as compiled by the OECD (Short-Term Economic Statistics Division) and the United Staters Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The OECD Compilation Manual for Index of Services Production contains guidelines and methodologies to measure short-term production activities of the services sector by national agencies and international organisations. The Manual fills a gap in existing international statistical standards for guidelines and recommendations on the compilation of output indicators for the services sector of OECD Member countries. This Manual
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The OECD Data and Metadata Reporting and Presentation Handbook contains guidelines and recommended best practice for the presentation of statistical data and metadata disseminated by national agencies and international organisations in various dissemination media. The Handbook brings together in the one publication relevant presentation guidelines embodied in existing international statistical standards where they exist. The
One of the key interests in entrepreneurship related studies and those related to economic performance is the growth potential of enterprises. Policy makers, for obvious reasons, have a clear interest in creating the economic, cultural, fiscal, political and administrative conditions that foster the development of high growth enterprises.
Statistics Working Paper N. 20 - 2006/5 - The OECD developed a System of Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs) for its member countries in the early 1980.s based on the "growth cycle" approach and up to 2006 the Organisation compiled composite leading indicators for 23 of the 30 Member countries. Country coverage has now been expanded to include recently new OECD member countries (Korea, New Zealand1, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and
Purposes of the dataset:The elaboration of a more precise nomenclature of households' financial assets and the collection of more detailed information constitute an attempt to better identify and analyze households' wealth in OECD countries. The objective of the sub-classification of assets AF.52, AF611 and AF612 is to identify the relative importance of the various types of assets, classified according to the increasing risk. The