Publications & Documents


  • 8-January-2009

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    Recent Trends in Institutional Investors Statistics

    Data to measure and analyse the increasing role of institutional investors in capital markets has been collected and published by the OECD for a number of years. This dataset is now integrated in the framework of the OECD Financial Accounts. This article presents an overview of institutional investors’ assets, their components and their development in the aggregate and by country.

  • 8-January-2009

    English, , 203kb

    Households’ Wealth Composition Across OECD Countries and Financial Risks Borne by Households

    This article presents a combined analysis of households’ financial and non-financial balance sheets across OECD countries over the period 1995-2006. The scope of the study mainly covers households’ gross wealth (financial, dwellings and land) and therefore does not include debt. It also analyses financial risks borne by households investing their savings either in investment fund shares, in life insurance reserves or in pension

  • 27-November-2008

    English

    Handbook on constructing composite indicators: methodology and user guide

    A guide for constructing and using composite indicators for policy makers, academics, the media and other interested parties. In particular, this handbook is concerned with indicators which compare and rank country performance.

  • 27-November-2008

    English

    Understanding Economic Statistics: an OECD perspective

    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.

  • 31-October-2008

    English

    OECD.Stat Extracts

    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.

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    English

    IMF: Special Data Dissemination Standard Subscribing Countries' Balance of payments metadata

    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.

  • 2-October-2008

    English

    Measuring Determinants of Entrepreneurial Activity - the Area of R&D and Technology, Copenhagen, 30-31 October 2008

    This workshop has been organised by Eurostat and FORA and the results input directly to the joint Eurostat-OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP).

  • 30-September-2008

    English

    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

    English, , 999kb

    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

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