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  • 15-July-2020

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    How far are OECD countries from achieving SDG targets for women and girls?: Applying a gender lens to measuring distance to SDG targets

    Statistics Working Paper N. 104 2020/2 - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call to achieve peace and prosperity for all by 2030, leaving no one behind. This paper summarises available evidence to measure the distance that OECD countries need to travel in order to reach SDG targets related to women and girls. It finds that 102 of the 247 indicators in the UN Global Indicator Framework are gender-related.

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  • 16-January-2020

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    Business cycle dynamics after the Great Recession: An extended Markov-Switching Dynamic Factor Model

    Statistics Working Paper N. 103 2020/1 - The Great Recession and the subsequent period of subdued GDP growth in most advanced economies have highlighted the need for macroeconomic forecasters to account for sudden and deep recessions, periods of higher macroeconomic volatility, and fluctuations in trend GDP growth. In this paper, we put forward an extension of the standard Markov-Switching Dynamic Factor Model (MS-DFM)...

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  • 20-September-2019

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    The economy of well-being: Creating opportunities for people’s well-being and economic growth

    Statistics Working Paper N. 102 2019/2 - One remaining challenge has consisted in providing policy-makers with a better understanding of the linkages between the drivers of well-being and economic growth. This paper develops the concept of an “Economy of Well-being” as a basis for highlighting these linkages and showing how policy can most effectively leverage them.

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  • 27-February-2019

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    Measuring consumer inflation in a digital economy

    Statistics Working Paper N. 101 2019/1 - The effect on the household consumption price index from possible sources of error in capturing digital products depends on the weight of the affected products.

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  • 13-December-2018

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    Inequalities in emerging economies: Informing the policy dialogue on inclusive growth

    Statistics Working Paper N. 100 2018/13 - The paper describes inequality trends in selected emerging economies (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa) in a range of monetary (i.e. income) and non-monetary dimensions of people’s life (i.e. education, health status, employment and subjective well-being).

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  • 10-December-2018

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    International productivity gaps: Are labour input measures comparable?

    Statistics Working Paper N. 99 2018/12 - Cross-country differences in the measurement of labour input contribute to observed productivity gaps across countries. In most countries, labour force surveys (LFS) form a primary source of information for employment related statistics, such as persons employed, employees and hours worked...

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  • 3-December-2018

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    Towards global SEEA Air Emission Accounts

    Statistics Working Paper N. 98 2018/11 - This paper describes and evaluates the OECD methodology to estimate Air Emission Accounts (AEAs) for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), in line with the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA).

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