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  • 18-May-2017


    OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2017

    This report presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer-term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries, accession countries, key partners and some G20 countries. It includes measures of labour productivity, capital productivity and multifactor productivity, as well as indicators of international competitiveness. A special chapter analyses how productivity and wages have evolved in the post-crisis period, while describing the major challenges in measuring the wage-productivity gap and the labour income share.
  • 15-September-2016


    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: September 2016

    Growth in OECD Unit Labour Costs picks up to 0.5% in the second quarter of 2016

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  • 26-May-2016


    New OECD indicators trace productivity growth slowdown pre- and post- crisis

    Productivity growth – the central driver of rising economic output and material living standards – has been slowing in many advanced and emerging economies in the wake of the crisis, according to new data released today in the OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators.

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  • 12-February-2013


    OECD Workshop on Productivity, 5-6 November 2012, Paris

    The aim of this OECD workshop on productivity is to examine the role of productivity for growth, including in recovering from the crisis; explore key measurement challenges; assess the determinants of productivity growth and explore the role of policies in shaping productivity performance across countries.

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  • 28-November-2012


    Measuring the evolution of Korea's material living standards, 1980-2010

    Statistics Working Paper N. 45- 2012/2 - This Statistics Working Paper, based on a production-theoretic framework, measures the effects of real output prices, primary inputs, multi-factor productivity growth, and depreciation on Korea’s real net income growth over the past 30 years. The empirical analysis is based on a new dataset for Korea with detailed information on labour and capital inputs, including series on land and

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  • 14-October-2011

    English, Excel, 486kb

    Measuring Multi-factor Productivity by Industry : Methodology and first results from the OECD Productivity Database

    This paper presents the methodology and data sources used in the PDBi. There are also first results on labour productivity and MFP by industry, and growth accounts. Finally, the document indicates how to access PDB and PDBi series.

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  • 1-September-2011

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    Note of Multi-Factor Measurement When Rates of Return are Exogenous

    Chapter 2, pp. 13-40 in W.E. Diewert, B.M. Balk, D. Fixler, K.J. Fox and A.O. Nakamura (2010), PRICE AND PRODUCTIVITY MEASUREMENT: Volume 6 -- Index Number Theory. Trafford Press. - This paper examined productivity and growth accounting measures when rates of return to capital inputs are exogenously determined. Several hypotheses about competition on output markets and about technology are invoked, each of which is compatible with

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  • 4-August-2011

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    Capital Stock Data at OECD

    Capital stock data at OECD - Status and Outlook

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  • 1-September-2009


    Measuring Capital - OECD Manual 2009 - Second edition

    Capital - in particular of the physical sort - plays several roles in economic life: it constitutes wealth and it it provides services in production processes. Capital is invested, disinvested and it depreciates and becomes obsolescent and there is a question how to measure all these dimensions of capital in industry and national accounts. This revised Capital Manual is a comprehensive guide to the approaches toward capital measurement. It gives statisticians, researchers and analysts practical advice while providing theoretical background and an overview of the relevant literature. The manual comes in three parts - a first part with a non-technical description with the main concepts and steps involved in measuring capital; a second part directed at implementation and a third part outlining theory and a more complete mathematical formulation of the measurement process.
  • 30-April-2009


    The real economy and the crisis: revisiting productivity fundamentals

    Discussions about the current crisis often present events in a sequence, such as that the US sub-prime crisis in August 2007 triggered a major inter-bank credit crisis, which transformed itself into a general credit crisis, the latter having an impact on the real economy and overall business and consumer confidence. However, some commentators have made reference to other explanations, more linked to the evolution of economic

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