Working Papers


  • 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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  • 28-January-2008

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    A Framework for Addressing and Measuring Entrepreneurship

    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,

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  • 28-January-2008

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    Defining Entrepreneurial Activity: Definitions Supporting Frameworks for Data Collection

    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

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  • 13-June-2007

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    Statistics and Politics in a "Knowledge Society"

    Statistics Working Paper N. 22 - 2007/2 - Several studies have analysed the characteristics of the knowledge society, as well as its impact on the production of "official" statistics. In this paper we will not enter into this debate, but we will try to analyse the role of statistics in building a knowledge society and improving the democratic control of policy makers. This issue is especially important because the development of

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  • 25-May-2007

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    Current period performance of OECD Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs) - Revision analysis of CLIs for OECD Member countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 21 - 2007/1 - This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the current period performance of the OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for 21 OECD Member countries and three zone aggregates (OECD area, Euro area and Major Seven countries) for which CLIs are available for a longer time period. The revisions analysis of OECD CLIs is similar to those recently undertaken by the Organisation for a range of

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  • 15-February-2007

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    Composite leading indicators and growth cycles in major OECD non-member economies and recently new OECD member countries

    Statistics Working Paper N. 20 - 2006/5 - The OECD developed a System of Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs) for its member countries in the early 1980.s based on the "growth cycle" approach and up to 2006 the Organisation compiled composite leading indicators for 23 of the 30 Member countries. Country coverage has now been expanded to include recently new OECD member countries (Korea, New Zealand1, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and

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  • 29-November-2006

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    The international comparability of business start-up rates

    Statistics working paper N. 19 - 2006/4 - This paper is designed to make available in a timely fashion and to a wider readership selected studies prepared by the staff in the Secretariat or by outside consultants working on OECD projects. The papers included are of a technical, methodological or statistical policy nature and relate to statistical work relevant to the organisation.

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  • 8-November-2006

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    A proposed framework for business demography statistics

    Statistics Working Paper N. 18 - 2006/3. The creation of new businesses and the decline of unproductive ones are often regarded key to business dynamism in OECD economies. Understanding business behaviour, creative destruction and identifying successful and failing businesses, as well as fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, have become increasingly important objectives for policy makers in many OECD economies in recent years.

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