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30.11.2021

QUALITY OF LIFE IN EUROPEAN CITIES SURVEY

GOPA Worldwide consultants is glad to announce the successful finalisation of the project for Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG- REGIO) and Eurostat on Quality of Life in European Cities Survey.

The objective of the contract was to review the current methodology used to perform the Quality of Life in European Cities survey, wave 2019.

More specifically the scope of the project included the following issues:

  • Reviewing the current interviewing mode (CATI)
  • Reviewing the current sampling methodology
  • Reviewing the current questionnaire

The results of the revision of the 2019 implementation of the QLEC survey will be introduced in a paper form entitled ‘Improving data collection for the Quality of Life in European Cities Survey — sampling method, interviewing methodology, and structure of the questionnaire’. The findings of the revision are accompanied with recommendations for improvements to be made in the coming survey wave.

Eurostat will publish this paper in the near future.

The contract took place within the Eurostat’s Framework Contract on Methodology, through which GOPA is providing methodological and research support to Eurostat and other European Commission DGs, for the development and modernisation of European statistics. The project has been implemented by GOPA Luxembourg.

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17.11.2021

Smart Data for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)

GOPA Luxembourg is proud to present the statistical working paper on Web Intelligence: Smart Data for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs). The project scoped, investigated and extended the number of relevant data sources for producing information on MNE – i.e. enterprises producing goods and delivering services in more than one country. The project developed the necessary components for a process that scrapes data for enhancing the MNE relevant information and contributes to the development of Web Intelligence Hub and the Trusted Smart Statistics framework of Eurostat.

Smart Data for Multinational enterprises (MNEs) – using open source data to obtain information on Multinational enterprises — 2021 edition – Products Statistical working papers – Eurostat (europa.eu)

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15.11.2021

MONTHLY PRODUCTION OF EUROSTATISTICS

GOPA Luxembourg supports Eurostat in the monthly production of Eurostatistics which consists of data for short-term economic analysis and shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators.

The current publication for November 2021 is available here.

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24.08.2021

MONTHLY PRODUCTION OF EUROSTATISTICS

GOPA Luxembourg supports Eurostat in the monthly production of Eurostatistics which consists of data for short-term economic analysis and shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators.

The current publication for August 2021 is available here.

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28.07.2021

The Implementation of a Multilateral Price Index Method for Scanner Data in the Luxembourg CPI

Scanner data has been introduced in the Luxembourg CPI in 2018 using the “dynamic basket” method. The drawbacks of this method lied in its inability to incorporate all available products and in its inability to directly incorporate the selected products’ turnover information into price index calculations. To avoid these drawbacks, while also avoiding a possible chain drift, multilateral price index methods can be used. In this research conducted by GOPA Luxembourg price statistics expert Botir Radjabov in cooperation with Marc Ferring of STATEC, several selected multilateral price index methods are analyzed as possible replacement methods for the “dynamic basket” method. With this in mind, the decision of “GEKS HASP” on 25 months’ window setup introduction in the Luxembourg CPI from January 2021 onwards is discussed and justified
Find the Article with more information here.

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16.07.2021

Support the ESM to detect early warning signs of distress in sovereign debt markets

GOPA Luxembourg is selected by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to provide consultancy services to support the Economics and Market Analysis team in developing analytical tools that will serve to detect early warning signs of distress in sovereign debt markets in the euro area and beyond. Within the scope of the project is to construct a detailed dataset with potential indicators of market access tensions, and evaluate their ability to forecast episodes when market access is lost, applying various econometric methods.

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12.07.2021

Improving data collection for domestic rail traffic of foreign companies

GOPA is glad to present the scientific summary of the study ‘Improving data collection for domestic rail traffic of foreign companies’ realised by Eurostat and GOPA Worldwide consultants/GOPA Luxembourg. The project was conducted from October 2020 to April 2021. The main objectives of the study were i) to provide an overview of the challenges and limitations that national authorities face while collecting data on the rail traffic of foreign railway undertakings on national territories; and ii) to put together proposals and possible solutions for improving the collection of data on domestic rail traffic of foreign undertakings.
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/product?code=KS-TC-21-003

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09.07.2021

Progress on SBS Manual

GOPA experts presented the draft version 2.0 of the Structural Business Statistics (SBS) Manual to the Members of Eurostat’s SBS/BD WG (held 7-8 June 2021). The Working Group welcomed the draft SBS Manual.

Currently, the draft version 3.0 is submitted for written consultation to the SBS/BD WG. The final approval by Eurostat and the Member States is expected in September 2021; and the SBS Manual will be published later this year.

The SBS Manual will be a valuable addition to the already existing, overarching European Business Statistics Manual and the European business statistics methodological manual for statistical business registers – 2021 edition.

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09.07.2021

International Trade in Services Asymmetries and Classifications

We are proud to have supported the European Commission (Eurostat) in a research project focused on the International Trade in Services Statistics by analysing two aspects: Trade asymmetries with available major trading partners and correspondences between services product classifications.

In the execution of the first part, we developed a tool that automatically extracts and compares data for the European Union and its major partner countries, i.e. United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Russia, Iceland, South Korea, Hong Kong and Canada and produces asymmetries indicators both in tabular and graphical format, which were used for the analysis.

The second part focussed on the existing services classifications, namely Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS), Central Product Classification (CPC), the European Classification of Products by Activity (CPA), the United Nation’s Broad Economic Categories (BEC rev. 5), and the WTO’s Services Sectoral Classification (W120), with the aim of identifying deficiencies within the current correspondence tables. Moreover, the research explored a new addition to the EBOPS 2010 classification with products details for Travel and FISIM and on the EBOPS 2010 – NACE rev. 2 correspondence tables due to their significance for Services Trade Enterprise Characteristics (STEC).

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21.06.2021

MONTHLY PRODUCTION OF EUROSTATISTICS

GOPA Luxembourg supports Eurostat in the monthly production of Eurostatistics which consists of data for short-term economic analysis and shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators.

The current publication for June 2021 is available here.

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