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  • 17-August-2005


    ICT and Economic Growth: A Quantification of Productivity Growth in Spain 1985-2002

    Statistics Working Paper N. 14 - 2005/4. Using new sectoral data on investment and capital services we carry out a growth accounting exercise on Spain 1985-2002. We compute the contribution to output and labour productivity growth of employment, non-ICT and ICT capital, labour qualification and Total Factor Productivity. Results are given for 29 different branches; individually and grouped into four clusters according to their ICT

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  • 15-December-2004

    English, , 91kb

    Total Inputs Based on National Price Indices for ICT Capital Goods - Data: Volume Indices 2000=100 and Percentage Changes

    A volume index of combined labour and capital inputs for the total economy. The index has been constructed as a weighted average of the rate of change of total hours worked and the rate of change of capital services. Cost shares of inputs averaged over the two periods under consideration serve as weights (Törnqvist index). Price indices for information and communication technology assets are those published by national statistical

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  • 15-April-2004

    English, , 150kb

    OECD Productivity Database: Calculation of Multi-Factor Productivity Growth

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  • 15-March-2004

    English, , 217kb

    Capital Stocks, Capital Services and Multi-Factor Productivity Measures

    Capital services measures have long been recognised as the appropriate concept to capture capital input in production and productivity analysis. However, only few countries’ statistical agencies construct and publish such capital services measures. This paper describes capital services measures developed by the OECD and presents estimation methods and results for the G7 countries. By way of example, the consequences of applying

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  • 15-March-2004

    English, , 48kb

    OECD Measures of Total Hours Worked

    According to the 1993 System of National Accounts (SNA93), total hours actually worked is the preferred aggregate measure of labour input for productivity analysis, as it reflects the volume of work engaged per year in self-employment and employee jobs for the production of goods and services by resident units of production. In practice, total hours of work are derived from combining available estimates of annual hours actually worked

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  • 20-December-2003


    OECD Capital Services Estimates: Methodology and a First Set of Results

    Statistics Working Paper N. 9 - 2003/6 - This paper presents the concepts underlying capital services measures, describes estimation methods and produces a first set of results. It also raises a number of outstanding conceptual issues in relation to capital services measures.

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  • 19-December-2003

    English, Excel, 513kb

    The OECD Statistics Brief N. 7, December 2003 - Comparing Growth in GDP and Labour Productivity: Measurement Issues

    Growth and productivity are on the policy agenda in most OECD countries. Recent OECD work has highlighted large diversities in growth and productivity as well as a range of policies that could enhance them.

  • 1-March-2002

    English, , 114kb

    Computer Price Indices and International Growth and Productivity Comparisons

    Article by Paul Schreyer, OECD Statistics Directorate for the "Review of Income and Wealth, Series 48, N.1, March 2002"

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  • 28-March-2001

    English, , 993kb

    OECD Manual - Measuring Productivity: Measurement of Aggregate and Industry-Level Productivity Growth

    Measures of productivity growth constitute core indicators for the analysis and prospects of economic growth. However, there are many different approaches towards productivity measurement and their calculation and interpretation needs careful consideration, in particular when international comparisons are involved. The OECD Productivity Manual is the first comprehensive guide to the various productivity measures and addresses

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