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About Total Economy Database™

The Total Economy Database, (TED) is a comprehensive database with annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and Total Factor Productivity for 130 countries in the world. Chinese data is presented in two series, 'China (Alternative)' and 'China (Official)'. The latter is based on official data, while 'China (Alternative)' is from Wu (2014), revised and updated in 2020.

TED was developed by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) in the early 1990s, and starting in the late 1990s, it was produced in partnership with The Conference Board. As of 2007, the database was transferred from the University of Groningen to The Conference Board, which has maintained and extended the database since then. In January 2010, the database was extended with a module on sources of growth, including labor quantity and quality, capital services (non-ICT and ICT), and total factor productivity. The extended module aims to integrate two previous data sets: the world economy productivity data set created by Dale Jorgenson and Khuong Vu of Harvard University and the Total Economy Growth Accounting Database of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. With the November 2016 release, this module has been greatly improved and extended to include better estimates of investment and investment prices of information and communication technology and more countries.

The use of all TCB data and materials is subject to the Terms of Use. Reprint requests are reviewed individually and may be subject to additional fees. TCB reserves the right to deny any request.

US – Japan Business Leaders Forum on Productivity 2019

For Productivity Dialogue Among Top Business Leaders of Japan, the US, and Germany.
April 12, 2019 | NYC
1st Business Leaders’ Forum on Productivity


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