Publications & Documents


  • 20-October-2008

    English

    IMF: Balance of Payments Manual

    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.

  • 20-October-2008

    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

  • 2-September-2008

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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.

  • 25-March-2008

    English

    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

    English, , 198kb

    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

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