Working Papers


  • 1-March-2012

    English

    Developments in Mobile Termination (OECD Digital Economy Paper 193)

    Mobile termination rates are the charges that telecom network operators pay for delivering telephone calls to mobile wireless providers. There have been considerable changes in these rates and, in some countries, the role regulatory authorities play in how these charges are set.

  • 31-January-2012

    English

    Machine-to-Machine Communications: Connecting Billions of Devices (OECD Digital Economy Paper 192)

    The report provides examples of some of the uses of machine-to-machine communication today and its potential to enhance economic and social development. It concludes that to achieve such benefits, changes to telecommunication policy and regulatory frameworks may be required.

  • 30-January-2012

    English

    Estimation of Loss in Consumer Surplus Resulting from Excessive Pricing of Telecommunication Services in Mexico (OECD Digital Economy Paper 191)

    This paper evaluates the loss in consumer surplus caused by the low degree of competition in the Mexican telecommunication sector which results in relatively high prices, and also leads to lower levels of consumption across the range of telecommunication services.

  • 13-January-2012

    English

    ICT Applications for the Smart Grid: Opportunities and Policy Implications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 190)

    This paper discusses "smart” applications of ICTs for more sustainable energy production, management and consumption. The smart grid is a particular application area expected to help tackle a number of structural challenges that global energy supply and demand are facing.

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  • 21-December-2011

    English

    Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis (OECD Digital Economy Paper 189)

    This study addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries, Korea and Canada. Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach.

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  • 21-December-2011

    English

    Compilation of Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use Category (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2011/6)

    The OECD STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use Category allows insights into patterns of trade in intermediate goods between countries to track global production networks and supply chains and helps address other related policy issues such as trade in value added and tasks.

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  • 20-December-2011

    English

    Imports, Innovation and Employment after Crisis - Evidence from a Developing Country (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2011/5)

    Imports are often perceived as a threat to employment. However, access to imported intermediate inputs can be essential to stimulate innovation and employment. We investigate based on a unique dataset of Ecuadorian manufacturing firms, their final products and intermediate inputs.

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  • 14-December-2011

    English

    Recent Developments in Asian Economic Integration (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2011/3)

    This paper analyses the contribution to and engagement in global supply chains of Asian emerging economies by measuring several globalisation indicators based on the harmonised input-output and bilateral trade databases developed by the OECD.

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  • 9-December-2011

    English

    Measuring Digital Local Content (OECD Digital Economy Paper 188)

    This working paper discusses the ways to quantify the local content that can be delivered through the Internet. Several indicators are proposed; for each indicator the paper discusses available data, presents strengths of a given measure and outlines its potential drawbacks.

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  • 8-December-2011

    English

    Regulation of Transborder Data Flows under Data Protection and Privacy Law (OECD Digital Economy Paper 187)

    Transborder data flows have become increasingly important in economic, political, and social terms. This study is designed to describe the present status of transborder data flow regulation, and to provoke reflection about its aims, operation, and effectiveness, now and in the future.

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