The current international standard for the compilation of balance of payments statistics is the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual, 5th edition (BPM5) published in 1993.
The IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) website provides extensive information on current balance of payments compilation practices by most OECD Member countries and many non-member countries.
This workshop has been organised by Eurostat and FORA and the results input directly to the joint Eurostat-OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP).
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This paper covers two important topics resulting from the recent release of the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators database. The first section of the paper explores differences between productivity measures produced in the Statistics Directorate. The OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators database was developed in response to concerns from the international community of economic analysts on the
Held at La Défense --Tour Europe on 14-16 October 2008 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the first day
This website presents a set of guidelines on best practice for performing and using the results of revision analyses for sub-annual economic statistics, and in formulating a revisions policy which effectively supports user needs.
‘Administrative Data’ papers as published by National Statistical Institutes and International Organisations. The papers cover the uses of administrative data in their organisation: business register maintenance, sampling /non-response and imputation, data substitution, and data matching.
Statistics Working Paper N. 26 - 2008/4 - This paper outlines in detail the methodology and statistical processes used for compiling the outputs of the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators. This new System has been developed by the OECD in response to concerns from the international community of economic analysts on the limited availability of internationally comparable data concerning labour costs, particularly in
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OECD provides three database containing data on labour productivity: • OECD Productivity Database (PD);• OECD STAN Industrial Database for Structural Analysis (STAN); and,• OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators (ULCRI). The objective of this paper is to give an overview of each database, explain why differences exist across data sets, and to provide direct web-links to the databases and related methodological
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For good economic policy making and many other economic agents’ decisions it is necessary to correctly assess the current and, especially, the future economic situation. Over the last 50 years several leading indicators have been developed to signal the movements, up and down, of future economic activity before they occur, as well as to provide some indication of the magnitude of those movements. One of the most well known (and