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Can potential mismeasurement of the digital economy explain the post-crisis slowdown in GDP and productivity growth?
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1815-2031 (online)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/18152031
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  N° 2017/09   21 July 2017
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Can potential mismeasurement of the digital economy explain the post-crisis slowdown in GDP and productivity growth?
Nadim Ahmad, Jennifer Ribarsky, Marshall Reinsdorf
The digital economy has created some new measurement challenges for macroeconomic statistics and may have exacerbated some older ones, raising some concerns about the scope and estimation of GDP. Against a backdrop of slowing rates of measured...
  N° 2017/08   18 July 2017
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Indicators on global value chains
Nadim Ahmad, Timon Bohn, Nanno Mulder, Marcel Vaillant, Dayna Zaclicever
Traditionally, the main source of data used to measure countries’ participation in international production networks or global value chains (GVCs) has been conventional international trade statistics. However, international fragmentation of...
  N° 2017/07   06 July 2017
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Time use surveys and experienced well-being in France and the United States
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The last decade has seen a sustained surge of interest in measures of subjective well-being on the part of economists and other social scientists. The vast majority of the academic literature on subjective well-being focuses on measures of life...
  N° 2017/06   05 May 2017
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New data sources, commonly referred to as “Big Data”, have attracted growing interest from National Statistical Institutes. They have the potential to complement official and more conventional statistics used, for instance, to determine progress...
  N° 2017/05   11 Apr 2017
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A Primer on Government-Sponsored Pension Schemes in the National Accounts and their Impact on the Interpretation of Government Debt Statistics
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Government debt has many characteristics and thus cannot be fully captured by one indicator. There are several different ways of defining government debt, and each definition can lead to different interpretations of a government’s financial...
  N° 2017/04   16 Mar 2017
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Although the costs associated with the international transport and insurance of merchandise trade are an important determinant of the volume and geography of international trade, remarkably little (official) data exist. Combining the largest and most...
  N° 2017/03   11 Mar 2017
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Governance statistics in OECD countries and beyond
Santiago González, Lara Fleischer, Marco Mira d’Ercole
The paper provides a first assessment of the range of governance statistics that are available in OECD countries, reaching three main conclusions. First, while several statistics relating to various aspects of governance are already available, they...
  N° 2017/02   14 Jan 2017
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This paper assesses inequality in longevity across education and gender groups in 23 OECD countries around 2011. Data on mortality rates by age, gender, educationals attainment and for, 17 countries, cause of death, were collected from national...
  N° 2017/01   28 Jan 2017
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We revisit the issue of how best to measure the labour and capital shares in OECD economies, distinguishing between production- and income-based perspectives. The former adopts a producer perspective with gross income as a reference: it uses a...
  N° 2016/10   28 Jan 2017
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  N° 2016/09   17 Dec 2016
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A Review of General Social Surveys
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Societal progress is about improvements in the well-being of people and households. Assessing such progress requires looking at the diverse and multidimensional experiences and living conditions of people. Measuring well-being and progress is a key...
  N° 2016/08   25 May 2016
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  N° 2016/07   17 June 2016
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  N° 2016/06   20 May 2016
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  N° 2016/05   11 Oct 2016
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We compute a distribution-adjusted welfare measure that aggregates outcomes in three dimensions of well-being, namely income, employment and longevity. Aggregation weights reflect preferences of people on these dimensions. The welfare measure is...
  N° 2016/04   20 May 2016
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This paper investigates the extent to which unemployment and temporary work – two forms of labour market insecurity – affect different aspects of subjective well-being (i.e. life satisfaction, psychological well-being and satisfaction with...
  N° 2016/03   13 May 2016
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We build an indicator of individual subjective well-being in the United States based on Google Trends. The indicator is a combination of keyword groups that are endogenously identified to fit with the weekly time-series of subjective well-being...
  N° 2016/02   26 Feb 2016
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  N° 2016/01   26 Feb 2016
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  N° 2015/08   05 Nov 2015
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All OECD countries are faced with substantial inequalities in health status between socioeconomic groups within their populations. One aspect of these inequalities for which data are routinely available in many countries is inequalities in mortality...
  N° 2015/07   10 Dec 2015
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The Better Life Index was introduced by the OECD as a tool to chart the multi-dimensional well-being of OECD member countries, Brazil and the Russian Federation. However, the Better Life Index relies only on aggregate country-level indicators, and...
  N° 2015/06   05 Nov 2015
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This paper presents the Measurement Framework of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative, a horizontal project that the OECD launched in 2012 to develop a new vision of economic growth that can translate in higher living standards for all. This...
  N° 2015/05   10 Dec 2015
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  N° 2015/03   29 May 2015
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Recent research suggests that younger generations are less likely to be engaged in formal political participation than older ones. However, there is little evidence on the trends for non-formal participation (e.g. signing petitions, demonstrations,...
  N° 2015/01   05 Mar 2015
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People feel economically insecure when they perceive a significant hazard or danger looming in the future, which they are unable to insure against, avoid or ignore. While all OECD countries devote significant resources to mitigate economic...
  N° 2014/03   28 Aug 2014
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The extent to which income inequality and poverty vary within countries across different regions is very relevant for policy decisions and monitoring. However, sub-national measures are scarce, given the complexity of producing indicators at the...
  N° 2014/01   18 June 2014
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Housing is a core element of people’s material living standards. It is essential to meet basic needs, such as for shelter from weather conditions, and to offer a sense of personal security, privacy and personal space. Good housing conditions are also...
  N° 2013/04   13 Nov 2013
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Valuable information exists already on household economic resources. The national accounts provide aggregate measures and micro sources (surveys, administrative records, and censuses) can be used to derive measures of the distribution across...
  N° 2013/03   13 Nov 2013
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Much valuable information exists already on household economic resources (i.e. income, consumption and wealth). Indeed, the national accounts provide aggregate measures and micro sources (surveys, administrative records, and censuses) can be used to...
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  N° 2013/01   10 Apr 2013
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Jérôme Silva, Zachary Brown
While environmental economics studies using stated life satisfaction data have been gaining attention, much of this body of work remains exploratory. In this study we contribute to this emerging body of research by combining OECD survey data from...
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  N° 2012/04   23 Nov 2012
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The paper reviews some national initiatives related to measuring the stock of human capital, indentifies some challenges to be addressed to improve the quality of existing monetary measures of human capital, and suggests developing experimental...
  N° 2012/03   21 May 2012
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This paper uses data from the Gallup World Poll to explore the determinants of subjective well-being. The paper builds on the existing literature on the determinants of subjective well-being in three areas. First, the paper systematically examines...
  N° 2012/02   13 Apr 2012
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Measuring the Evolution of Korea's Material Living Standards 1980-2010
OECD
Based on a production-theoretic framework, we measure the effects of real output prices, primary inputs, multi-factor productivity growth, and depreciation on Korea’s real net income growth over the past 30 years. The empirical analysis is based on a...
  N° 2012/01   31 Jan 2012
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Exploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries
Sarah Fleche, Conal Smith, Piritta Sorsa
The paper explores issues with assessing wellbeing in OECD countries based on self-reported life satisfaction surveys in a pooled regression over time and countries, at the country level and the OECD average. The results, which are in line with...
  N° 2011/09   22 Nov 2011
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New Understanding and Insights from Time-Series Data Based on Two Generic Measures
Pavle Sicherl
Time distance is an innovative approach for looking at time-series data. Expressed in time units, the approach is easy to understand and provides a useful complement to existing methods. The time distance approach compares time series in the...
  N° 2011/08   21 Nov 2011
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Linking Policies to Well-Being Outcomes Through Micro-Simulation
Michael Wolfson
A major challenge in the measurement of well-being and progress is to link indicators of high-level societal outcomes with specific policy interventions. This is important not only for better informing the public, but also to provide the means for...
  N° 2011/07   14 Oct 2011
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Incorporating Estimates of Household Production of Non-Market Services into International Comparisons of Material Well-Being
Nadim Ahmad, Seung-Hee Koh
This paper reports on work undertaken within the Statistics Directorate to measure the value of household production of non-market services, in order to better compare material well-being across countries. The work is being conducted under the aegis...
  N° 2011/06   10 Oct 2011
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Measuring the Stock of Human Capital for Comparative Analysis
Gang Liu
This paper summarizes the outcomes of the first phase of the OECD human capital project. In so doing, it shows the feasibility of applying the lifetime income approach to measuring human capital for comparative analysis, both across countries and...
  N° 2011/05   10 Nov 2011
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Measuring the Joint Distribution of Household's Income, Consumption and Wealth Using Nested Atkinson Measures
Nicolas Ruiz
Following recommendations from the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission (2009), this paper proposes the use of a new methodology to measure the joint distribution of households. income, consumption and wealth. Based on a multidimensional extension of the...
  N° 2011/04   27 May 2011
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Cycle Extraction: A Comparison of the Phase-Average Trend Method, the Hodrick-Prescott and Christiano-Fitzgerald Filters
Ronny Nilsson, Gyorgy Gyomai
This paper reports on revision properties of different de-trending and smoothing methods (cycle estimation methods), including PAT with MCD smoothing, a double Hodrick-Prescott (HP) filter and the Christiano-Fitzgerald (CF) filter. The different...
  N° 2011/03   13 Oct 2011
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Working Party on Financial Statistics: Proceedings of the Workshop on Securitisation
Michèle Chavoix-Mannato
This Statistics Working Paper includes the documents that were presented during the various sessions of the Workshop on Securitisation, held in Madrid on 27-28 May 2010, as well as summaries at the beginning of each section. The Workshop brought...
  N° 2011/02   23 Feb 2011
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A Multiplicative Masking Method for Preserving the Skewness of the Original Micro-records
Nicolas Ruiz
Masking methods for the safe dissemination of microdata consist of distorting the original data while preserving a pre-defined set of statistical properties in the microdata. For continuous variables, available methodologies rely essentially on...
  N° 2011/01   04 Feb 2011
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Hedonic Price Indexes for Housing
Robert Hill
Every house is different. It is important that house price indexes take account of these quality differences. Hedonic methods which express house prices as a function of a vector of characteristics (such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms, land area...
  N° 2010/06   17 Nov 2010
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Developing Societal Progress Indicators
Dennis Trewin, Jon Hall
There is a broad recognition that the development of cross-cutting, high-quality, shared, and accessible information about a society’s progress is crucial to ensure that decision-making is simultaneously responsive and responsible at all levels....
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