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27 April 2017
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Release of Business Dynamics and Productivity

How do firms respond to shocks such as those wrought by the financial crisis? Focusing on business dynamics across 8 countries (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom), this publication provides new evidence on firms’ heterogeneous responses to economic upsets, to better evaluate how policies and framework conditions can foster both employment and productivity growth..

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The links between global value chains and global innovation networks

Are countries capturing the value of their innovative activities? This paper aims to help policy makers better understand the interdependencies between global value chains (GVCs) and global innovation networks (GINs)…

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OECD Review of Innovation Policy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has achieved a successful social and economic transformation, but challenges remain. Harnessing innovation to revitalise business through productivity growth and diversification towards goods and services of high knowledge content will be critical. The OECD's Review of Costa Rica's innovation policy was launched on 20 April with a series of high level events at the Presidential Palace in San José.

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Our Digital Future
G20 Digital Ministerial, Düsseldorf,
6-7 April 2017

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, attended the G20 Digital Ministerial where he delivered remarks at the G20 Multi-Stakeholder Conference “Digitalisation: Policies for a Digital Future”.

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Conference on the collaborative economy and single market in Ljubljana

Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, spoke at a conference organised by the European Commission Representation in Slovenia and the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.

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The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business

On 10 May, the OECD's report on the Next Production Revolution (NPR) will be launched. Almost every day we hear of technological breakthroughs, from artificial intelligence to 3D printing to self-driving cars. This report provides an assessment of the medium-term economic and policy implications of new and emerging production technologies, to help policy makers set a course to fully harness the opportunities of the NPR.

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Global Forum on Productivity, Budapest

On 26-27 June the annual conference of the OECD's Global Forum on Productivity will take place in Budapest, Hungary. This year the topic will be Openness, global value chains, and productivity-enhancing technologies. The conference will draw on the OECD's extensive work on globalisation and productivity and bring together senior policymakers, academics and officials.

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Discover the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

STI is constantly looking for ways of better understanding where our economies and societies are today, and where they are going tomorrow. While a key focus now is the OECD's cross-cutting project on digital transformation- Going Digital - we traverse a vast range of topics, developing evidence-based policy advice on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to growth and well-being..

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Colloquium on innovation, high-tech sectors and knowledge space

Sandrine Kergroach, Policy Analyst, of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, presented the Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook.

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Making policy evaluation work: The case of regional development policy

Public resources are scarce, and so it is essential that policy makers can draw on concrete evidence of what works and what doesn't when it comes to policy actions. This paper focuses on ex-post impact evaluation of regional development policies, attempting to bridge the gap between policy discussions and academic debates on evaluation..

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High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 95 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2016, up from 86 per 100 a year earlier
Source: OECD
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