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Productivity Measurement and Analysis

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Productivity measurement and analysis are the main topics addressed in this book, which brings together contributions presented and discussed in two international workshops organized by the Statistics Directorate and the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI) of the OECD. The first workshop was organised jointly by the OECD with Fundaccion BBVA and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas and held in Madrid in October 2005, and the second one was organized jointly by the OECD and the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland and held in Bern in October 2006. The two workshops brought together representatives of statistical offices, central banks and other branches of government in OECD countries that are engaged in the analysis and the measurement of productivity developments at aggregate and industry levels.

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Estimates of Industry Level Multifactor Productivity in Australia

Measurement Initiatives and Issues

The ABS has been producing productivity estimates for approximately 20 years. Considerable development work took place during the 1980s leading to the publication of the fi rst estimates of multi-factor productivity (MFP) in 1985. Since then MFP estimates for the market sector have been produced each year and released in conjunction with the annual national accounts.

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