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Occasional Paper


  Slide/Paper Title Author
1 The importance and challenges of measuring work hours Jay Stewart (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
2 Reconciling the divergence in aggregate U.S. wage series Julien Champagne (Bank of Canada), André Kurmann (Drexel University) & Jay Stewart (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) 
3 A New Approach for Collecting Data from Long-Term Non-Respondents in the Multiple Worksite Kelly Quinn and Emily Thomas (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
4 Manufacturers’ Outsourcing to Temporary Help Services: A Research Update Matthew Dey (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Susan Houseman (Upjohn Institute) & Anne Polivka (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
5 Training and Jobs Across the Career: An Empirical Investigation Harley Frazis & Mark A. Loewenstein  (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
6 Assessing Nonresponse in a Longitudinal Establishment Survey Using Regression Trees  Morgan Earp, Daniell Toth, Polly Phipps and Charlotte Oslund  (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
7 Comparison of weighting procedures in the presence of unit nonresponse: a simulation study based on data from the American Time Use Survey  Morgan Earp (Bureau of Labor Statistics) &
David Haziza (Universite de Montreal)
8 Using Area Characteristics to Model Nonresponse in the Current Employment Statistics Survey  John Dixon (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
9 Doing More with Less - Eliminating the Long Survey Forms from the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey  Carrie K. Jones (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
10 On Job Requirements, Skill, and Wages  Matthew Dey & Mark A. Loewenstein (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
11 Retirement Patterns of the Early and Middle Baby Boomers  Kevin E. Cahill (ECONorthwest and The Center on Aging & Work at Boston College), Michael D. Giandrea (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) & Joseph F. Quinn (Boston College)
12 How to Catch an Outlier: A Robust Method for Hours and Earnings Estimation in the Current Employment Statistics Survey  Paige Schroeder (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
13 Ensuring Data Quality In The Job Openings And Labor Turnover Survey  Charlotte Mueller & Matthew Balazik (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
14 Outliers and Influential Observations in Establishment Surveys  John L. Eltinge (Bureau of Labor Statistics) & Patrick J. Cantwell (U.S. Census Bureau)
15 JOLTS Reporting, Item Imputation, and Sample Rotation: Impact on JOLTS-CES Divergence  Mark Crankshaw (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
16 Identifying Establishment Characteristics of Potential Nonresponse Bias  Morgan Earp, Daniell Toth, Polly Phipps & Charlotte Oslund (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
17 Labor Force Participation of Women in Malaysia  Nor’Aznin Abu Bakar & Norehan Abdullah
(Faculty of Economics Universiti Utara Malaysia)
18 Employment issues among Malaysian information and communication technology (ICT) graduates: A case study  Kalaimagal Ramakrishnan and Norizan Mohd Yasin (Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaya)
19 Trends in Actual Hours Worked and Implications for Labour Productivity  Kenny Goh & Timothy Lin (Economics Division Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore)
20 The Interaction of Resource and Labour Productivity  Andrea Stocker, Stefanie Gerold, Friedrich Hinterberger (Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) & Anton Berwald, Sébastien Soleille, Valerie Anne Morgan, Elisavet Zoupanidou (bio by Deloitte)
21 Labour Productivity Indicators Comparisonof Two OECD Databases Productivity Differentials & The Balassa-Samuelson Effect  Rebecca FREEMAN OECD Statistics Directorate Division of Structural Economic Statistics
22 Productivity Unplugged The Challenges of Malaysia’s Transition into a High-Income Country  World Bank
23 Training for Work In The Informal Sector: Fresh Evidance From West and Central Africa  Hans Christiaan HAAN (consultant) & Nicolas SERRIÈRE (ILO Turin)
24 The Living Wage: Beyond Making Ends Meet  Eilyn Chong and Farina Adam Khong (Central Bank Of Malaysia)
25 The Future of Work: The Meaning and value of work in Europe  Dominique Méda (Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris; PSL Research University; and Director of IRISSO (Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales).
26 The fiscal and macroeconomic effects of government wages and employment reform  Javier J. Pérez, Marie Aouriri, Maria M. Campos, Dmitrij Celov, Domenico Depalo, Evangelia Papapetrou, Jurga Pesliakaitė, Roberto Ramos, Marta Rodríguez-Vives (European Central Bank)
27 Measuring the gig economy in Canada using administrative data  Sung-Hee Jeon, Huju Liu & Yuri Ostrovsky (Statistics Canada)
28 Migration and Human Development in India  Priya Deshingkar and Shaheen Akter (Overseas Development Institute, London)
29 Measuring the informal economy: From employment in the informal sector to informal employment  Ralf Hussmanns (International Labour Office)
30 Immigrant STEM Workers in the Canadian Economy: Skill Utilization and Earnings  Garnett Picot (Research and Evaluation Branch, IRCC) & Feng Hou(Statistics Canada)
31 Government wages and labour market outcomes  Alfonso Arpaia, Pedro Cardoso, Francisco de Castro, Benedicta Marzinotto, Matteo Salto, Hugo Steiner, and Alessandro Turrini (European Commission)
32 Enhancing Contributions of the Informal Sector to National Development: The case of Uganda  Abdu Mowonge, Dr. Marios Obwona & Victoria Nambwaayo (Economic Policy Research Centre)
33 Digitalization and structural labour market problems: The case of Germany  Ulrich Walwei (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
34 Decent work in global supply chains  International Labour Office
35 Chinese Migration in Africa  Yoon Jung Park (University of Johannesburg)
36 Determinants And Implications Of Low Global Inflation Rates  Juan Carlos Berganza, Pedro del Río and Fructuoso Borrallo
37 Low inflation in the euro area: Causes and consequences  Matteo Ciccarelli and Chiara Osbat (European Central Banks)
38 Understanding price developments and cpi in South East Europe  Abine Herrmann and Eva Katalin Polgar
39 Price discrimination and crosssubsidy in financial services  International Monetary Fund
40 Analyzing the structural transformation of commodity markets: financialization revisited  Bank of Italy
41 Rethinking Prices and Markets Underlying Price-Competitiveness Indicators  Bank of Italy
42 Towards responsible and inclusive financing of the palm oil sector  Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia
43 Price Statistics Compilation in 196 Economies: The Relevance for Policy Analysis  International Monetary Fund
44 A Longitudinal Analysis of PPI Response & Nonresponse Patterns  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
45 Development of a Quality Framework and Quality  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
46 Combined PPI and IPP Input to Industry Indexes  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



  Slide/Paper Title Author
1 Knowledge, Work Organisation and Economic Growth Elena Arnal, Wooseok Ok, Raymond Torres (OECD)
2 Concepts of Confidence in Tendency Survey Research: An Assessment with Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis Piotr Białowolski
3 The London input-output tables Mark Wingham and Mike Hope
4 Sectoral Shifts and Growth Patterns in China Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva (HONG KONG INSTITUTE FOR MONETARY RESEARCH)
5 Measuring Globalization: Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy Susan N. Houseman (W.E. Upjohn Institute)  and Michael J. Mandel (Progressive Policy Institute)
6 Developing a Response Chasing Strategy for Business Surveys Office for National Statistics (UK) Pete Brodie and Mila Teneva Strategy and Standards Directorate, ONS
7 Oregon Softwood Lumber Industry 1995-2012: Fewer Mills and Jobs, But Larger Timber-Processing Capacity Andy Kerr (The Larch Company)
8 The Automotive Industry in the Philippines: Ready for Take - Off Yet? Kaoru NATSUDA College of International Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan and John THOBURN School of International Development University of East Anglia, UK
9 The Times They Are A-Changin’: Technology, Employment, and the Malaysian Economy Allen Ng (Khazanah Research Institute)
10 Low-Skilled Foreign Workers’ Distortions to the Economy Ang Jian Wei, Athreya Murugasu & Chai Yi Wei (Central Bank of Malaysia)
11 The transition of China to sustainable growth – implications for the global economy and the euro area European Central Bank
12 Economic structures 20 years into the euro European Central Bank
13 Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts: Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries International Monetary Fund
14 The Efficacy of Using Economic Census Data as a Frame Source for PPI U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics