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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
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
Demand for statistics on business demography has grown and developed considerably in recent years. This joint manual reflects these growing needs and developments and the agreement between Eurostat and the OECD for a common methodological framework for business demography statistics that maximises their international comparability and relevance, recognising and addressing the different conditions and legal frameworks that govern the
Statistics Working Paper N. 23 - 2008/1 - This paper sets out definitions of the entrepreneur, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity for the purpose of supporting the development of related indicators. The paper recognises the long history in this area and the contention and differences that have existed, and that continue to exist, between academics who have confronted this issue over the last two centuries. It deliberately
Statistics Working Paper N. 24 - 2008/2 - In recent years entrepreneurship has become a buzzword that‘s entered the mainstream. Politicians continuously cite its importance and the need to create more entrepreneurial societies, and newspapers and television programmes frequently create themes around successful entrepreneurs. But, the pursuit and development of policies related to entrepreneurship are often hampered by the limited,
The OECD, in partnership with Eurostat, ROSSTAT and CISSTAT, has calculated benchmark purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and consumption for the year 2005 for 55 countries following a common methodology. The calculation covers the 30 member countries of the OECD, the 27 member states of the European Union, ten CIS countries, six Western Balkan countries and Israel. The results will be included into the forthcoming release of
The third meeting of the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group has been held in Paris on 20 November 2007.
The primary purpose of this workshop was for countries to share experiences in the measurement of high-growth.
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The second Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group Meeting was held in Istanbul, on the 25-26 of June 2007, back-to-back with the second OECD's World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy. The meeting mainly focused on the recent developments of the Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, providing the group members with updates on current activities and the work of the Task Force and the OECD/ Eurostat Manual Drafting Group. In
This document outlines basic metadata principles and management principles relating to statistical metadata management in the OECD. The document also contains a set of common metadata items providing a common structure.