Most developed economies have been faced over the past decade with a productivity paradox: a range of new technologies (robotics, internet of things, artificial intelligence etc.) have emerged offering large potential for productivity gains while, at the same time, productivity growth in the economy has stagnated. OECD is currently the leading voice in analysing the reasons behind this productivity paradox and how it links to technology diffusion, inequality and job polarisation, as evidenced by the fact that their seminal work on 'The future of productivity'[[ http://www.oecd.org/eco/OECD-2015-The-future-of-productivity-book.pdf ]] has recently been referenced in major policy speeches by Commissioner Moedas, ECB President Mario Draghi and Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane.
To support its productivity analysis, the OECD has developed a unique approach based on distributed microdata analysis, which allows them to access, in an indirect manner, datasets at the national level which would otherwise remain locked due to confidentiality reasons. This grant will capitalise on the OECD's experience and knowledge in this field to support further analysis of the situation across the EU Member States and of how evolutions in productivity link to evolutions in R&I policies and other parameters such as inequality or job and wage polarisation.
The standard evaluation criteria, thresholds, weighting for award criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing for this type of action are provided in parts D and H of the General Annexes.
This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 190(1)(e) of the Rules of applications of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 966/2012, Regulation No 1268/2012 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013.