A Non-Technical Report on Challenges for Statistics in Measuring New Growth Determinants (D1.4)

Analysis of the role of key factors for productivity growth is dependent on data and measurement. This paper focuses on the role of four factors that have a central and growing role for productivity growth, and available data sources that have been used to measure them. These four determinants are: global value chains; ageing; new technologies (digitalization, ICT, other I4 technologies); and firm size, market entry and growth. The paper reviews the potential of different data sources at the macro, industry and firm levels.

Summary of available data sources to measure new growth determinants

Macro level Industry level Firm level
Global value chains Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Database
IDE-JETRO Asian Input-Output Tables,
World Input-Output Database,
EXIOBASE,
Eora Database,
OECD Inter-Country Input-Output) Tables
(TiVA)
Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Database
IDE-JETRO Asian Input-Output Tables,
World Input-Output Database,
EXIOBASE,
Eora Database,
OECD Inter-Country Input-Output) Tables
(TiVA)
Firm financial statements data, data on import and export
Ageing Eurostat national accounts data combined with the data on share of age-specific labour force
EU KLEMS database
Quality Adjusted Labour Input (QALI)
NTA dataset
EU KLEMS database Matched employer-employee datasets
European Structure of Earnings Survey
New technologies (digitalization, ICT, other I4 technologies) EU Klems
Eurostat
International Federation of Robotics dataset
OECD Statistics
EU Klems
Eurostat
International Federation of Robotics dataset
European Manufacturing Survey
Eurostat survey data
European Manufacturing Survey
Firm size, market entry and growth Eurostat – Structural business (Size class analysis) Eurostat Structural business (Size class analysis)
CompNet database Possible calculation from micro-level data
Amadeus dataset
OECD firm-level project
CompNet database Possible calculation from micro-level data

Source: Table 4 in Redek et al. (2019) A Non-Technical Report on Challenges for Statistics in Measuring New Growth Determinants.

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