Publications & Documents


  • 8-December-2010

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    Regulatory Reform in OECD Countries: Reports by Country

    The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.

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  • 17-November-2010

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    The Economic Impact of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials

    Export restrictions on raw materials are applied to achieve a number of policy objectives. However, they can have a significant and negative impact on the efficient allocation of resources, international trade, and the competitiveness and development of industries in both exporting and importing countries.  

    By diverting exports to domestic markets, export restrictions raise prices for foreign consumers and importers. At the

  • 26-October-2010

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    OECD-Ontario Seminar on Improving Equity in Education, Toronto, 26 October 2010

    The OECD-Ontario Seminar on Improving Equity in Education, held in Toronto on 26 October 2010, was jointly organised by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the OECD to discuss Ontario’s policies and strategies, in the framework of the OECD project Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work.

  • 27-September-2010

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    Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: a Case Study of the Port of Vancouver

    As part of the project “Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the role of ports”, this case study focuses on the way the port of metro Vancouver and the Canadian authorities address the environmental impacts of the port and its interactions with the hinterlands.

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  • 13-September-2010

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    A Simulation Model of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Government Accounts for the Analysis of Fiscal-Consolidation Strategies in Canada

    This paper presents a simulation model of the main budget aggregates of federal, provincial and territorial governments in Canada. It also contains an analysis of the cyclicality of Canadian governments’ fiscal policies between 1984 and 2007.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    OECD Workshop on the Production of Renewable Energy as a Regional Development Policy in Rural Areas

    This workshop, hosted in Montreal, discussed how the production of renewable energy could represent a development opportunity for rural regions.

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  • 1-September-2010

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    The Consequences of Banking Crises for Public Debt

    The aim of this paper is to assess the consequences of banking crises for public debt. Using an unbalanced panel of 154 countries from 1980 to 2006, the paper shows that banking crises are associated with a significant and long-lasting increase in government debt.

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  • 6-August-2010

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    The Use of International Standards in Technical Regulation

    To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.

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  • 30-July-2010

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    Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: Canada - Opportunities for Collaboration

    Sickness and disability policy reform has been a priority for OECD countries wanting to improve employment and social outcomes in this domain. The recent recession and corresponding fall in labour demand is expected to hit marginalised workers, including workers with health problems or disability, harder than the broader working-age population. There is a pressing need for policy makers to address the recent “medicalisation” of labour

  • 27-June-2010

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    G20 : Keep up reforms in order to boost jobs

    G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.

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