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  • Productivity manual

    "OECD Productivity Manual: A Guide to the Measurement of Industry-Level and Aggregate Productivity Growth" presents the theoretical foundations to productivity measurement, and discusses implementation and measurement issues.

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  • Measuring Capital - OECD Manual 2009

    The measurement of consumption of fixed capital remains a key reason for capital measurement but two additional objectives have increasingly gained in importance: establishing balance sheets for economic sectors and measuring capital services for the analysis of production and productivity.

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  • Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2018

    In this edition, the OECD highlights a decoupling between productivity growth and higher real average wages in many countries, resulting in continued declines in labour’s share of national income.

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Cross-country productivity gaps are smaller than we thought

‌International productivity gaps, 2016

International productivity gaps, 2016

10/12/2018 - A new OECD study finds differences in how countries measure labour input, particularly with regard to hours worked. The OECD Statistics Working Paper International productivity gaps: are labour input measures comparable? demonstrates that countries making no or minimal adjustments to average hours worked directly extracted from the primary source, such as self-reported hours actually worked in labour force surveys, systematically over-estimate labour input and, so, under-estimate labour productivity levels. In some countries, making these adjustments can lead to potential reductions in international productivity gaps with the United States of 10 percentage points.


Productivity related databases

STAN Database for Structural Analysis

Annual National Accounts

Labour force statistics

Statistical references

Working papers and other relevant papers

Compendium of Productivity Indicators

OECD Manual  - Measuring Productivity

OECD Manual  - Measuring Capital

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