Drawing on OECD statistics in particular, this publication shows readers how to use statistics to understand the world economy. It gives an overview of the history, key concepts and the main providers of economic statistics. A detailed chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the main statistical activities of the OECD. Finally, the book explores the crucial issue of quality assurance and the implications for public trust.
OECD.Stat Extracts is a selection of datasets available without a subscription. Our complete statistics service by subscription, as of 31 October 2008, is available via OECD.Stat.
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