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.


Labour Input Productivity

Comparative Measures and Quality Issues

In the second half of the 1990s, Italy has had a relevant increase of the labour utilisation but the intensity of the growth rates differ in relation to the labour input measure chosen. In particular, the growth rates of the persons employed go faster that those ones of the full-time equivalent units, that represent a proxy of the amount of hours worked. At the same time, data shows that production trend follows the employment time profi le only in some years. 


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