Working Papers


  • 2-June-2009

    English

    Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis: Investing in Innovation for Long-Term Growth (OECD Digital Economy Paper 159)

    This report warns that innovation risks being hit hard by the economic crisis as the capital to finance it grows scarce.

  • 22-May-2009

    English

    Towards Green ICT Strategies: Assessing Policies and Programmes on ICT and the Environment (OECD Digital Economy Paper 155)

    This report analyses government programmes and business initiatives on ICT and the environment to address environmental challenges, particularly global warming and energy use.

  • 19-May-2009

    English

    The role of communication infrastructure investment in economic recovery (OECD Digital Economy Paper 154)

    This paper argues that policy makers need to evaluate the costs and benefits of any public investment in telecommunication infrastructure and select projects which can stimulate current demand but simultaneously expand the productive capacity of the economy in the longer term.

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  • 15-April-2009

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    Network externality premiums and international telecommunication traffic exchange (OECD Digital Economy Paper 152)

    This paper examines the economic impact of proposals to add a non-cost “premium” to international telecommunication charges. This work follows up on earlier OECD work which examined international traffic exchange.

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  • 8-April-2009

    English

    Trademarks as an Indicator of Product and Marketing Innovations (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2009/6)

    This paper aims at presenting trademarks, their potential link with innovations and their main statistical properties, to see if they may serve as an innovation indicator.

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  • 1-April-2009

    English

    Who Licenses Out Patents and Why? Lessons from a Business Survey (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2009/5)

    Results and analysis of a business survey on the licensing-out of patents. The goal was to investigate the intensity of licensing to affiliated and non-affiliated companies, its evolution, the characteristics, motivations and obstacles met by companies licensing or willing to license.

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  • 2-March-2009

    English

    Towards Harmonised Bilateral Trade Data for Inter-Country Input-Output Analyses: Statistical Issues (STI Working Paper 2009/4)

    This paper discusses the challenges faced when attempting to construct appropriate bilateral trade matrices using annual data collected by the OECD and United Nations, as well as national sources.

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  • 10-February-2009

    English

    The Measurement of CO2 Embodiments in International Trade: Evidence from the Harmonised Input-Output and Bilateral Trade Database (STI Working Paper 2009/3)

    This study addresses the issue of carbon embodiments in trade using internationally comparable OECD data sources (input-output, bilateral goods trade and CO2 emissions) for 41 countries/regions by 17 industries.

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  • 3-February-2009

    English

    OECD Work on Innovation: A Stocktaking of Existing Work (STI Working Paper 2009/2)

    This paper draws on OECD work from the last 10 years to provide an overview of “what we know” about good policy practices for innovation. It forms part of the first phase of the OECD Innovation Strategy.

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  • 16-January-2009

    English

    Measuring China's Innovation System: National Specificities and International Comparisons (STI Working Paper 2009/1)

    This paper discusses actors and resources in China's science and innovation system, science & technology performance and general purpose technologies. It provided input to the OECD Review of China's Innovation Policy. An annex assesses international comparability of China's S&T indicators.

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