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  • 17-June-2014

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    Do resources flow to patenting firms? Cross-country evidence from firm level data

    This paper exploits longitudinal data on firm performance and patenting activity for 23 OECD countries over the period 2003-2010 to explore the extent to which changes in the patent stock are associated with flows of capital and labour to patenting firms.

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  • 1-June-2014

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    How to account for the drop-off in France's per capita GDP in the last 40 years?

    This study sheds light on the different factors affecting low GDP growth in France between 1975 and 2012.

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  • 27-May-2014

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    Public Infrastructure - Productivity Commission Inquiry Report (Chapter 10, Appendix I), No 71., 27 May 2014

    http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/205549/infrastructure-overview.pdf

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  • 24-May-2014

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    Public Infrastructure - Productivity Commission Inquiry Report No 71., 27 May 2014 (Overview)

    With the maturing of private markets over the last decades, it is increasingly recognised that benefits can accrue from greater private sector involvement in the provision of public infrastructure.This report hence inquires ways to encourage private financing and funding for major infrastructure projects in Australia, and seeks to provide greater clarity on the issues of high cost and long lead times associated with these projects.

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  • 16-May-2014

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    What Makes Cities More Productive? Evidence on the Role of Urban Governance from Five OECD Countries

    This paper estimates agglomeration benefits based on city productivity differentials across five OECD countries (Germany, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States). It highlights the relationship between cities’ governmental fragmentation and productivity, and represents the first empirical analysis of how metropolitan governance structures affect this relationship.

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  • 1-May-2014

    German

    Analyse der Ansatzpunkte der volkswirtschaftlichen Produktivitätsanalyse von wissensintensiven Dienstleistungen in der amtlichen Statistik

    This report, by Alexander Eickelpasch and Georg Erber, analyses Productivity of knowledge intensive services in official statistics

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  • 1-April-2014

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    An International Perspective on the New Zealand Productivity Paradox

    New Zealand lags behind advanced OECD countries in productivity and per capita income levels, in spite of what can be characterised as growth-friendly structural policy settings. This paper explores the “productivity paradox”, and identifies the main determinants of New Zealand’s economic under-performance. It was written for the The New Zealand Productivity Commission by the OECD.

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  • 25-February-2014

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    The Contribution of Research and Innovation to Productivity and Economic Growth

    In their paper, A. Elansri and K.J. Fox show that a broad range of business sector intangible assets exists, other than the narrow class of private sector intangible assets generally considered, that can significantly affect productivity. Particular emphasis is placed on the role played by public support for research and innovation in the economy.

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  • 6-February-2014

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    Low-productive exporters are high-quality exporters. Evidence from Germany

    This paper, by Joachim Wagner, documents that low-productive exporters are competitive because they export high-quality goods. The quality of exports is much higher among exporters from the lower end of the productivity distribution than among highly productive exporters.

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