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  • 4-October-2019

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    Productivity and innovation at the industry level: What role for integration in global value chains?

    This paper explores the role of GVCs - international trade in intermediate inputs - for multi-factor productivity growth using a range of cross-country industry-level data sources. We find that greater participation in GVCs is associated with faster domestic productivity growth at the industry level.

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  • 29-April-2019

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    OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2019

    This report presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer-term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries, accession countries, key partners and some G20 countries. An introductory chapter features an analysis of latest developments in productivity, employment and wages.
  • 20-January-2019

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    Industry Concentration in Europe and North America

    This report presents new evidence on industry concentration trends in Europe and in North America. It uses two novel data sources: representative firm-level concentration measures from the OECD MultiProd project, and business-group-level concentration measures using matched Orbis-Worldscope-Zephyr data.

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  • 11-January-2019

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    Unconventional monetary policy and productivity

    OECD Productivity Working Papers N°17 We examine the relationship between lax monetary policy, access to high-yield bond markets and productivity in the US between 2008 and 2016. Using monetary policy surprises, we isolate the increased access to high-yield bond markets relative to investment-grade bond markets that is due to unconventional monetary policy (UMP).

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  • 24-September-2018

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    Patterns of firm level productivity in Ireland

    Productivity is the ultimate driver of sustainable increases in living standards. While Ireland is a high productivity country, it has not been immune from the global productivity slowdown, with the pace of growth on a downward trend throughout the 2000s. Little research has been carried out as to the determinants behind the productivity slowdown in Ireland, and even less so with microdata.

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  • 23-February-2018

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    GVCS and centrality: Mapping key hubs, spokes and the periphery

    Productivity Paper No. 12 By Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Timmis

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  • 16-February-2018

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    The Contribution of Multinational Enterprises to Labor Productivity

    This paper examines the impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on labor productivity in two ways: 1) creating high-paying jobs; and 2) improving employees’ human capital.

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  • 1-February-2018

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    Company productivity increases with more knowledge-based capital

    This paper by Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, and Alexander Schiersch compiles a novel dataset on company investments in knowledge-based capital covering almost 2 million records to explore the relationship between investments and company productivity.

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  • 1-February-2018

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    Company productivity increases with more knowledge-based capital

    As part of a study for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, DIW Berlin measured the extent to which individual economic sectors in Germany invest in knowledge-based capital. Additionally, company data was used to examine how different elements of knowledge-based capital influence company productivity. By Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, and Alexander Schiersch

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  • 1-December-2017

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    Zombie Companies in Portugal - The non-tradable sectors of Construction and Services

    GEE Papers Number 88, Gabriel Osório de Barros, Filipe Bento Caires e Dora Xarepe Pereira Considering that the phenomenon of zombie companies in the case of Japan jeopardized the growth of that country in the twentieth century, it is relevant to identify the weight of this type of entities in the Portuguese enterprise sector and its evolution over time.

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