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.


Shopping With Friends Give More Fun; How Competition, Innovation and Productivity Relate in Dutch Retail Trade

This study focuses on the relation between competition, innovation and productivity in the Dutch retail trade. Everyone is very familiar with the retail trade.299 Sometimes, we do our shopping alone, now and then together with friends. But each of us has frequently or even daily contact with this part of the economy. In fact, the retail trade acts as an intermediate between producers and consumers. The industry is responsible for a considerable part of output and employment of industrialised countries, including the Netherlands. In fact, the share of nominal value added and employment was approximately 4 and 7 percent respectively in 2000 for the Netherlands.


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