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30-September-2008

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OECD Quarterly output gap revisions database, August 2008

This database allows users to assess the reliability of the first estimates of quarterly output gap of 15 OECD member countries that have a sufficient long history of seasonally adjusted quarterly Economic Outlook estimates to derive meaningful summary statistics. Countries covered: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United

18-September-2008

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Labour Productivity Indicators - Comparison of two OECD databases; Productivity differentials and the Balassa-Samuelson effect

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

2-September-2008

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Working Party on National Accounts, 14-16 October 2008

Held at La Défense --Tour Europe on 14-16 October 2008 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the first day

11-July-2008

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OECD / Eurostat Guidelines on Revisions Policy and Analysis

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.

29-May-2008

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Short-Term Economic Statistics (STES) Administrative Data: Two Frameworks of Papers

‘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.

1-April-2008

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Productivity Measurement and Analysis

Proceedings of the OECD Workshops on Productivity Analysis and Measurement. They were jointly produced by the OECD Statistics Directorate and the Swiss Federal Offi ce of Statistics (FSO).

25-March-2008

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The OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators

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

14-March-2008

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OECD Labour Productivity and Unit Labour Costs Indicators

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

28-February-2008

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Statistics Brief No. 14 - Predicting the Business Cycle: How good are early estimates of OECD Composite Leading Indicators?

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

12-February-2008

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Globalisation in Services: From Measurement to Analysis

Statistics Working Paper N. 25 - 2008/3/REV1 - This paper provides new estimates of international trade in services for mode 3 (foreign affiliates' sales in a host country) for four major OECD countries, thanks to the harmonisation of FATS statistics with conventional international trade ones (trade recorded in the balances of payments - modes 1 and 2), using the CEPII's exhaustive CHELEM-BAL database. The results show that sales by

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