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  • 19-November-2015

    English

    Institutions to Promote Pro-Productivity Policies: Logic and Lessons

    In order to promote productivity, public policies need to focus on improving incentives, capabilities and flexibility within an economy. A strong case exists for establishing public institutions that not only help governments identify the right policies, but that can also help them counter pressures against reform.

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  • 12-November-2015

    English

    Frontier Firms, Technology Diffusion and Public Policy: Micro Evidence from OECD Countries

    This paper analyses the characteristics of firms that operate at the global productivity frontier and their relationship with other firms in the economy, focusing on the diffusion of global productivity gains and the policies that facilitate it.

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  • 1-October-2015

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    Trends in Firm Entry and New Entrepreneurship in Canada

    Recently released data show downward trends for both the firm entry rate and the rate of new entrepreneurship since the early 1980s in Canada. This paper documents these trends and discusses potential explanations.

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  • 1-October-2015

    German

    Zukunftsfähigkeit in den Mittelpunkt

    Expert Council Annual report 2015/2016

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  • 1-October-2015

    English

    Gross domestic product per capita in France and in advanced economies:The role of productivity and employment

    This issue of Rue de la Banque examines changes in living standards as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in 13 OECD countries, including France, between 1890 and 2012.

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  • 24-August-2015

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    Productivity Is Soaring at Top Firms and Sluggish Everywhere Else - Chiara Criscuolo

    Seen from this perspective, the productivity problem isn’t a lack of global innovation. It’s a failure by many firms to adopt new technologies and best practices. Indeed, the main source of the productivity slowdown is not a slowing in the rate of innovation by the most globally advanced firms, but rather a slowing of the pace at which innovations spread throughout the economy: a breakdown of the diffusion machine.

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  • 21-August-2015

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    Structural Policies and Productivity: Evidence from Portuguese Firms

    This paper provides empirical evidence on links between the productivity of Portuguese firms and a number of policy variables in Portugal. The analysis is based on a census of Portuguese manufacturing companies, covering more than 40,000 firms between 2006 and 2011. The results suggest that a number of these variables do have an impact on firm performance.

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Cross-country evidence on start-up dynamics

    The report provides a description of start-up dynamics exploiting the richness of the DynEmp v.2 database. The contribution of new firms in terms of new jobs to the existing workforce can be expressed as a combination of four different elements: the start-up rate; the average size of firms at point of entry; the survival rate; and the average growth rate of survivors.

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  • 3-July-2015

    English, PDF, 963kb

    The Future of Productivity - Policy Note

    The Future of Productivity - Policy Note

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  • 1-July-2015

    English

    Cultural diversity and plant-level productivity

    Using comprehensive data for German establishments, Michaela Trax, Stephan Brunow, and Jens Suedekum estimate plant-level production functions to analyze if “cultural diversity” affects total factor productivity.

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