Environmental biotechnology is focused on clean-up and much of the policy in this area is around compliance, whereas industrial biotech has quite different policy objectives and only started to grow as a field with the worldwide interest in biofuels. Much of the world now has targets for bioenergy and favourable policy regimes to stimulate production and use of biofuels, but sustainability has become a real issue.
This paper reviews the evidence on emerging thinking and new trends in the sphere of industrial policy. Using a broad and inclusive definition of industrial policy, it proposes a new typology based on the orientation of policy and the policy domain and a framework based on growth accounting, which parallels the evolution of thinking about the rationale for industrial policy interventions.
This report takes an initial look at methodologies to measure and estimate the monetary value of personal data, which is creating economic and social value at an increasing pace. But measuring and estimating its value is difficult. This is because not only a huge amount of personal data is being generated, but also as it is used in many different situations and for numerous purposes.
This policy paper provides new evidence on the link of labour market regulation, bankruptcy legislation, financial market development and R&D support policies with growth dynamics. The study goes beyond looking at differences in average growth rates as it analyses changes in the whole distribution of firms.
Le marché mondial a bien conscience du rôle prééminent des actifs intellectuels dans la croissance économique. La création et l’application du savoir permet aux entreprises de se développer dans une économie mondiale concurrentielle, et de créer des emplois fortement rémunérés.
While consumer demand for digital goods has increased rapidly in recent years, a range of challenges undermine confidence in the market and require policy attention.
OECD Global Science Forum report on data and research infrastructure for the social sciences.
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This document presents a project proposal with the aim of conducting a forward-looking assessment of the ocean economy to 2030 and beyond, with particular emphasis on the development potential of emerging ocean-based industries.
This report examines "open access" policies and approaches in various contexts, including fixed and mobile access networks, backhaul and backbone networks, undersea cables and Internet exchange points (IXPs).
L’OCDE a diffusé une Recommandation à ses membres sur la gouvernance des essais cliniques, une initiative majeure pour faciliter la recherche médicale et améliorer la santé publique. Cette Recommandation est issue d’un travail approfondi du Forum mondial de la Science de l’OCDE sur les obstacles rencontrés par la communauté de la recherche clinique dans la mise en place d’essais cliniques internationaux.