Working Papers


  • 29-November-2006

    English

    The international comparability of business start-up rates

    Statistics working paper N. 19 - 2006/4 - This paper is designed to make available in a timely fashion and to a wider readership selected studies prepared by the staff in the Secretariat or by outside consultants working on OECD projects. The papers included are of a technical, methodological or statistical policy nature and relate to statistical work relevant to the organisation.

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  • 8-November-2006

    English

    A proposed framework for business demography statistics

    Statistics Working Paper N. 18 - 2006/3. The creation of new businesses and the decline of unproductive ones are often regarded key to business dynamism in OECD economies. Understanding business behaviour, creative destruction and identifying successful and failing businesses, as well as fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, have become increasingly important objectives for policy makers in many OECD economies in recent years.

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  • 27-October-2006

    English

    The Changing Nature of Manufacturing in OECD Economies (STI Working Paper 2006/9)

    This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.

  • 23-October-2006

    English, Excel, 186kb

    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements - Working Paper 2006/3

    Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.

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  • 1-September-2006

    English

    Input-Output Analysis in an Increasingly Globalised World: Applications of OECD's Harmonised International Tables (STI Working Paper 2006/7)

    This paper is primarily aimed at a non-technical audience and focuses on the applications and important policy questions that can benefit from the availability of harmonised input-output tables, such as those developed over the years by the OECD.

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  • 6-March-2006

    English

    Productivity Impacts of Offshoring and Outsourcing: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/1)

    Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.

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  • 3-March-2006

    English, Excel, 263kb

    Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement in Infrastructure Projects - Working Paper 2006/2

    This working paper summarises information available in the public domain about investor-state dispute settlement in the infrastructure sectors.

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  • 1-February-2006

    English, Excel, 565kb

    Improving the System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: An Overview - Working Paper 2006/1

    This working paper deals with issues related to the quality of arbitral awards; examines issues related to multiple and parallel proceedings and explores the merits of consolidation of claims; and deals with challenges of jurisdictional nature.

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  • 23-September-2005

    English, Excel, 342kb

    Multilateral Influences on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Working Paper 2005/2

    This working paper provides background information on what multilateral instruments have influenced or supported the Multinational Enterprises Guidelines and more.

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  • 23-September-2005

    English, Excel, 395kb

    Corporate Responsibility Practices of Emerging Market Companies - A Fact-Finding Study - Working Paper 2005/3

    This working paper presents a fact finding study of the corporate responsibility policies and practices of emerging market companies.

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