Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010

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This second edition of the OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation. This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries. Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology. In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.



Inward investments in R&D

Between 1997 and 2007, research and development (R&D) investments by foreign affiliates in the OECD area increased in value by USD 53 billion in purchasing power parity (PPP). Increases were observed in all major countries: the United States attracted USD 22.6 billion, Germany USD 8.9 billion, the United Kingdom USD 3.7 billion, Japan USD 5.1 billion, France USD 2.3 billion and Canada USD 1.9 billion.


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