Publications & Documents


  • 21-September-2005

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    Total Inputs Based on Harmonised Price Indices for ICT Capital Goods - Data: 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 the U.S. Bureau of

  • 17-August-2005

    English

    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

  • 12-August-2005

    English

    Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and User Guide

    Statistics Working Paper N. 13 - 2005/3. This Handbook aims to provide a guide for constructing and using composite indicators for policy makers, academics, the media and other interested parties. While there are several types of composite indicators, this Handbook is concerned with those which compare and rank country performance in areas such as industrial competitiveness, sustainable development, globalisation and innovation. The

  • 4-August-2005

    English

    The Statistical Measurement of Services: Recent Achievements and Remaining Challenges

    Statistics Working Paper N. 12 - 2005/2 - This paper discusses the policy needs to understand the impact of services on the performance of modern economies, some of the most pressing measurement problems, and it summarises recent actions undertaken by international organisations and expert groups to address these issues.

  • 4-July-2005

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    The OECD Statistics Brief N. 9, July 2005 - The Comparability of International Migration Statistics: Problems and Prospects

    The lack of comparability of international migration statistics is well known. It was with this in mind that the revision of the UN recommendations on international migration statistics (UN 1998) was undertaken in the mid 1990s, little progress having been achieved in harmonisation over the previous twenty years. Still, despite the rather pragmatic approach adopted for the 1998 revision, progress in improving the comparability of the

  • 20-June-2005

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  • 19-January-2005

    English

    OECD-China Governance Project: The Institutional Arrangements for the Production of Statistics

    Statistics Working Paper N. 11 - 2005/1 - The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent discussions on the quality of Chinese data, and to describe and evaluate the institutional organization and methods of data compilation in China. The first part outlines key criticisms of Chinese data and examines their validity. The second part describes the institutional organization of statistical data compilation in China--with

  • 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

  • 2-December-2004

    English

    Measuring Atypical Jobs: Levels and Changes

    Statistics Working Paper N. 10 - 2004/1. This paper presents a new classification of atypical working arrangements, developed by Istat, the Italian Statistical Institute.

  • 3-August-2004

    English

    Short-Term Economic Statistics (STES) Timeliness Framework

    The Short-term Economic Statistics Timeliness Framework is a structured collection of documentation on a range of good practices currently used by statistical organisations for improving timeliness.

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