Working Papers


  • 27-February-2013

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    Launch of OECD Tourism Papers Series

    OECD Tourism Papers Series

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  • 19-December-2012

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    Investor-state dispute settlement: A scoping paper for the investment policy community, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/3

    Governments are facing an increasing number of arbitration claims by foreign investors relating to important public policies or seeking substantial damages, and many governments are taking a greater joint interest in how such cases are resolved in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). This scoping paper has supported inter-governmental dialogue about ISDS at several OECD-hosted investment Roundtable meetings.

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  • 30-November-2012

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    Dispute settlement provisions in international investment agreements: A large sample survey, OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/2

    This survey of a sample of 1,660 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) identifies the main parameters of ISDS regulation in BITs; traces their emergence, frequency and dissemination over time; and highlights past and recent country-specific treaty practice.

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  • 6-November-2012

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    Unleashing business innovation in Canada

    This paper discusses how to improve Canada’s business innovation in order to boost labour productivity and output growth. Many general framework conditions are highly favourable to business risk taking and innovation, including macro stability, openness, strong human capital, low corporate tax rates, low barriers to firm entry and flexible labour markets.

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  • 21-September-2012

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    Green transformation of small businesses: Achieving and going beyond environmental requirements - Environment Working Paper No. 47

    This report aims to help environmental and other competent authorities in OECD countries to promote green business practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It analyses different ways to establish environmental regulatory requirements for facilities with low environmental risk (most of which are SMEs).

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  • 7-June-2012

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    Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting: A Stocktaking of Government Schemes , OECD Working Papers on International Investment - No. 2012/1

    This paper provides an overview of current government schemes promoting corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and analyses their main building blocks. It describes the drivers and challenges for governments, companies and investors in dealing with GHG reporting

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  • 24-May-2012

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    New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital Driving Investment and Productivity in the 21st Century - Interim Project Findings

    This project aims to provide evidence of the economic value of knowledge-based capital as a new source of growth and improve understanding of current and emerging challenges for policy.

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  • 25-April-2012

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    International Comparative Evidence on Global Value Chains (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/3)

    The review of the available data and indicators on GVCs in this paper shows the increasing importance of GVCs in today’s global economy, but at the same time clearly highlights some major shortcomings.

  • 16-April-2012

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    The Export Performance of Countries within Global Value Chains (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/2)

    This paper discusses the export performance of countries along the value chain by distinguishing upstream activities (i.e. the production of intermediate inputs) and more downstream activities (e.g. the final assembly of products).

  • 21-December-2011

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    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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