Working Papers

  • 30-December-1996


    The Evolution of Skills in OECD Countries and the Role of Technology (STI Working Paper 1996/8)

    The aim of this paper is two-fold: to highlight stylised facts about recent trends in the skill distribution of employment and to analyse the role that technological change might have in explaining these dynamics.

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  • 15-November-1996


    Measuring R&D in the Services (STI Working Paper 1996/7)

    The aim of this paper is to identify the main problems of comparison between countries and over time of the data on R&D performed in the services industries collected by OECD member countries.

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  • 1-October-1996

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    Alternative Local Loop Technologies: A Review (STI Digital Economy Paper 24)

    This paper provides an overview of the economic and policy implications of various technologies available to provide local telecommunication access.

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  • 18-July-1996


    Globalisation and Competitiveness: Relevant Indicators (STI Working Papers 1996/5)

    The aim of this paper is to provide a critical description of some of the indicators most frequently used in analysing competitiveness.

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  • 1-June-1996

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    Mobile Cellular Communication: Pricing Strategies and Competition (STI Digital Economy Paper 23)

    Competition is driving growth of mobile telecommunication into new markets, particularly personal communication markets.

  • 18-May-1996


    Short-Term Indicators: Using Qualitative Indicators to Update Production Indices (STI Working Papers 1996/3)

    The paper shows the results of a pilot study for six industrial sectors in seven OECD Member countries (Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States) whereby short-term qualitative indicators are used to "nowcast" a quantitative indicator, the production index.

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  • 29-March-1996

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    The role of information in telecommunications regulations (STI Digital Economy Paper 22)

    This paper examines the role of information in the regulation of telecommunications and the impact of changes that are likely to occur in the nature of such regulation from the regulation of monopoly, through the development of competition to the emergence of a full telecommunications market.

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  • 18-March-1996


    The Impact of R&D and Technology Diffusion on Productivity Growth: Evidence for 10 OECD Countries in the 1970s and 1980s (STI Working Papers 1996/2)

    This paper examines the empirical evidence on the impact of performed R&D and of embodied R&D on productivity performance in 10 major OECD countries (the G7 countries, Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands) over the last two decades.

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  • 18-January-1996


    Embodied Technology Diffusion: An Empirical Analysis for 10 OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 1996/1)

    This paper examines the process of embodied technology diffusion in 10 OECD countries with the help of a methodology whereby the purchases of intermediate and capital goods act as carriers of technology across industries and countries.

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  • 1-January-1996

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    Global Information Infrastructure and Global Information Society (GII-GIS) - Statement of Policy Recommendations (STI Digital Economy Paper 18)

    This statement is an initial response to the OECD Council, meeting at Ministerial level, in May 1995 to provide a policy report on the Global Information Infrastructure - Global Information Society (GII-GIS), at its meeting in May 1996.

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