Productivity & Innovation
Intangible investment includes a wide array of spending, including expenditures towards human capital, scientific research, product research and development, market development, and organizational and management efficiency.
The International Labor Comparisons program prepares trends of manufacturing labor productivity and unit labor costs that are comparable across countries. ILC examines country data series, identifies areas where concepts are not aligned, and adjusts series to a comparable basis. Productivity, unit labor costs, and underlying data series are available for 19 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.
The Conference Board Total Economy Database™ is a comprehensive database with annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and total factor productivity for about 123 countries in the world.