Working Papers


  • 3-February-2010

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    China’s financial sector reforms

    Despite progress in opening up the financial sector to international investors and in allowing domestic investors to invest abroad, liberalisation has been slow and in most market segments the foreign share remains very small.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    A pause in the growth of inequality in China?

    In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    China’s labour market in transition: job creation, migration and regulation

    Over the past decade, the share of jobs not controlled by the state has increased considerably, whilst employment in agriculture has declined, against the backdrop of ongoing urbanisation.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    Improving China’s health care system

    Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases.

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  • 3-February-2010

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    Providing greater old-age security in China

    With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.

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  • 18-January-2010

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    Economic Importance of Agriculture for Poverty Reduction

    The Millennium Declaration set 2015 as the target date for halving the number of people living in extreme poverty. This paper examines the role of the agricultural sector and looks at 25 developing countries who have posted extraordinary success in reducing extreme poverty.

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  • 21-January-2009

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    China's Trade and Growth: Impact on selected OECD countries

    This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode

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  • 19-December-2008

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    Enhancing Market Openness Through Regulatory Reform in the People's Republic of China

    This study analyses the People’s Republic of China’s trade policy environment with a focus on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.

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  • 18-December-2008

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    Enhancing Market Openness through Regulatory Reform in the People's Republic of China

    Transparency is critical to the development of a healthy business environment by reducing regulatory impediments, finds this study of China’s trade policy environment. The study focuses on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.

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  • 1-February-2006

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    Improving the System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An Overview - Working Paper 2006/1

    This working paper deals with issues related to the quality of arbitral awards; examines issues related to multiple and parallel proceedings and explores the merits of consolidation of claims; and deals with challenges of jurisdictional nature.

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