Stéphane Tagnani & Deniz Ünal , 2017.
"Comparaisons statistiques internationales : regards croisés France-Allemagne,"
Data 2017- 02 , June 2017 , CEPII.
France-Germany comparison studies consider often that the data for these very similar economies are comparable. The apparent proximity of the two neighbors reveals however many divergences in the statistical field. The relevant interpretation of the results requires a better knowledge of these differences. At a symposium held last year, the National Council for Statistical Information (Cnis) initiated a collective reflection on the international comparability of statistics by considering concrete cases of some flagship indicators for economic governance (corporate profits, public and private debt, public deficit, working hours) and OECD action to improve comparability. This Panorama aims to disseminate these rich views to a wide audience.
International comparisons ; Methodological issues ; France-Germany