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  • 12-February-2013

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    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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  • 12-February-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: February 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in December 2012, unchanged from the previous month.

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  • 11-February-2013

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    OECD Work on Measuring Well-Being and Progress towards Green Growth

    OECD Work on Measuring Well-Being and Progress towards Green Growth

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  • 11-February-2013

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, February 2013

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) show diverging growth patterns in the economic outlook of major economies.

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  • 21-January-2013

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    OECD Composite Leading Indicators for G7 countries: a comparison of the Hodrick-Prescott filter and the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach

    Statistics Working Paper N. 49 - 2012/5 - We estimate the business-cycles of G7 countries, as defined by an ideal 2-10 year bandpass filter applied to country-specific GDP target series (GDP-BP). The paper shows that efficiency gains by the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach (MDFA)over HP are substantial along the full revision-sequence and they are consistent across countries as well as over time, when referenced against GDP-BP.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    New OECD-WTO analysis highlights changing face of global trade

    Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released today by the OECD and the WTO.

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  • 15-January-2013

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    Quarterly National Accounts - Contributions to GDP growth - Third quarter 2012, OECD

    Real GDP growth in the OECD area increased by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2012, compared with 0.2% in the second quarter.

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  • 10-December-2012

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    Report on the Comparison of the Hodrick-Prescott Filter and the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach in Composite Leading Indicators Construction (PDF)

    Report on the Comparison of the Hodrick-Prescott Filter and the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach in Composite Leading Indicators Construction - A case for G7 Countries

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  • 3-December-2012

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    EUROSTAT-OECD Methodological manual on purchasing power parities (PPPs)

    The EUROSTAT-OECD Methodological manual on purchasing power parities has three aims: first, to explain to those engaged directly in the Programme; second, to enable these practitioners to brief their senior management and significant users - such as politicians, journalists, academics and the like - on the why and how of the Programme and, more importantly, to advise them on the use and interpretation of comparison results; and third,

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  • 28-November-2012

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    Approaches to Measuring the Stock of Human Capital: A Review of Country Practices

    Statistics Working Paper N. 48- 2012/4 - The paper reviews some national initiatives related to measuring the stock of human capital, indentifies some challenges to be addressed to improve the quality of existing monetary measures of human capital, and suggests developing experimental satellite accounts for education to better understand how human capital is produced and the linkages between education and its non-monetary outcomes.

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