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  • 23-November-2006

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    OECD Workshop on Productivity Analysis and Measurement, Bern 16-18 October 2006

    OECD Workshop on Productivity Analysis and Measurement is organised jointly with the Federal Statistical Office and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland and will be held in Bern, 16-18 October 2006.

  • 8-November-2006

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    A proposed framework for business demography statistics

    Statistics Working Paper N. 18 - 2006/3. The creation of new businesses and the decline of unproductive ones are often regarded key to business dynamism in OECD economies. Understanding business behaviour, creative destruction and identifying successful and failing businesses, as well as fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, have become increasingly important objectives for policy makers in many OECD economies in recent years.

  • 14-September-2006

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    Undertaking revisions and real-time data analysis using the OECD Main Economic Indicators original release data and revisions database

    Statistics Working Paper N. 17 - 2006/2 presents results from comprehensive revisions analysis and real-time data analysis using the OECD Original Release Data and Revisions Database. Studies for GDP, Index of Industrial Production and Retail trade volume.

  • 13-June-2006

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    Understanding Entrepreneurship: Developing Indicators for International Comparisons and Assessments

    There is widespread policy interest in entrepreneurship, including within the OECD. Researchers argue about the link between entrepreneurship and growth, but everyone wants entrepreneurship even if the link to growth is not clear. Therefore, the Statistics Directorate has undertaken a study to explore the need for, and feasibility of, international indicators regarding entrepreneurship.This paper presents the Report resulting from the

  • 14-May-2006

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    The OECD Statistics Brief No.11 May 2006 - Alternative Measures of Well-being

    The OECD, in common with many other organisations, has normally measured material living standards in member countries in terms of the level and growth of gross domestic product (GDP). But clearly, policy makers do not focus single-mindedly on GDP. They rather seek to enhance the overall well-being of citizens, today and in the future, taking into account other factors such as distributional concerns and environmental quality.

  • 11-May-2006

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    Meeting of the OECD Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, 10-11 May 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

    This Meeting of the OECD Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) hass been held in Geneva on 10-11 May 2007.

  • 12-April-2006

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    Composite Leading Indicators for Major OECD Non-member Economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation, South Africa) and Recently New OECD Member Countries (Korea, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic)

    The OECD has developed CLIs for the major six OECD non-member economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa) monitored by the organisation and six recently new OECD member countries (Korea, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic). CLIs for above countries were released for the first time in April 2006. This technical paper which outlines the procedures used for compiling the

  • 7-April-2006

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    Composite Leading Indicators for Major OECD Non-Member Economies and Recently New OECD Member Countries - April 2006

    The OECD has developed CLIs for the major six OECD non-member economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa) monitored by the organisation and six recently new OECD member countries (Korea, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic). This article summarises this work and a technical paper which outlines the procedures used for compiling the CLIs for the 12 new countries can be

  • 23-March-2006

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    Estimates of the unrecorded economy and national accounts - Declaration of the Inter-secretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA), January 2006

    Following the publication of several studies on estimates of the underground economy, the international organisations that co-signed the well known "SNA 93" drafted this official declaration.

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  • 23-March-2006

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    Measuring the Non-Observed Economy - A Handbook

    The non-observed economy comprises production activities that are illegal, underground, informal, or otherwise missed by the statistical system. Unless efforts are made to deal with such activities, economic indicators are under estimated. This c...

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