Services are the driving force in OECD economies, accounting for at least 70% of GNP in many countries. However, their potential contribution is hampered by government policies that were designed for manufacturing industries.
This paper examines the roles of the ICT-producing sector and of key ICT-using industries in overall productivity growth in OECD countries.
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Full text of the Agreement.
The Agreement was negotiated in the mid-1990s, but is not yet in force.
1999 edition of this annual publication analyses the world Steel market. It provides the most up-to-date figures and the short-term outlook showing developments in the world steel market by area, and the main characteristics, apparent consumption, trade and production.
Quarterly data on new orders, state of the orderbook and ships completed
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The "Agreement Respecting Normal Competitive Conditions in the Commercial Shipbuilding and Repair Industry" aims at establishing, a 'level playing field' in the commercial shipbuilding and repair industry.
This paper provides a link between the degree of entrepreneurial activity in a country and the growth performance.
This paper compares venture capital activity across OECD countries by taking into account international venture capital flows.
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Services are transforming OECD economies on a massive scale, but are still impeded by regulations and policies that stifle innovation and competition. Comprehensive reforms need to be pursued internationally as well as in individual OECD countrie...