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  • 19-October-2011


    Wage Implications of Trade Liberalisation: Evidence for Effective Policy Formation

    Imports tend to bring wages up for skilled workers rather than push wages down, according to this study of the relationship between wages and trade in 55 countries and 40 industries. This positive effect is evidence of the increased productivity of firms who import inputs.

  • 11-August-2011


    Trade in Tasks

    Trade in tasks represents the latest turn in a virtuous cycle of deepening specialisation of labour, expansion of the market and productivity growth. This paper analyses the task content of goods and services and sheds light on structural changes that take place following trade liberalisation.

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  • 28-June-2011


    Trade in Information and Communications Technology and its Contribution to Trade and Innovation

    Trade liberalisation in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, a major contributor to innovation and productivity growth, can help foster competition and reduce prices for consumers, according to this study.

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  • 27-June-2011


    Intra-Firm Trade: Patterns, Determinants and Policy Implications

    Offshoring by OECD-based multinationals is mainly carried out in other OECD economies and often in high-cost countries, for high-value, knowledge-intensive activities. Developing economies must try to attract these types of activities and not be confined to low-value activities.

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  • 19-April-2011


    Trade and Innovation: Pharmaceuticals

    Emerging economies are increasingly important in the pharmaceutical sector as markets and as research and development (R&D) participants. Further involvement by these economies in international trade facilitating measures will help trade, innovation and globalisation of R&D.

  • 12-April-2011


    The Role of Factor Content in Trade

    Technology, lower transport costs and trade in intermediate inputs and tasks have given countries access to additional labour and capital than what is just available within their borders. Policy makers should focus on these changing dynamics in resource bases.

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  • 7-April-2011


    Dynamic Gains from Trade: The Role of Intermediate Inputs and Equipment Imports

    Access to international trade in intermediate inputs boosts innovation and productivity for domestic firms, according to this study. However, these dynamic gains from trade depend on complementary policies such as access to finance, access to skilled labour and macroeconomic stability.

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  • 2-February-2011


    The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Jobs and Growth

    A 50% reduction of trade barriers by G20 economies, complemented by active labour and adjustment policies, could generate more jobs, higher real wages and increased exports, according to new OECD analysis. (OECD Trade Policy Working Paper no. 107)

  • 5-janvier-2011


    Politique commerciale - documents de travail

    La série des documents de travail de l'OCDE sur la politique commerciale. Certains documents existent seulement en anglais.

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  • 12-November-2010

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    Seizing the Benefits of Trade for Employment and Growth

    Open markets, complemented by properly designed employment and social policies, are essential to growth and job creation, says this joint report by the OECD, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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