Working Papers


  • 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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  • 31-August-2005

    English

    The Contribution of Foreign Affilliates to Productivity Growth: Evidence from OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2005/8)

    This study quantifies the contribution of foreign affiliates to productivity growth using a growth accounting approach and compares the presence of foreign affiliates across OECD countries. The analysis confirms that foreign affiliates can make an important contribution to productivity growth.

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  • 4-August-2005

    English

    The Statistical Measurement of Services: Recent Achievements and Remaining Challenges

    Statistics Working Paper N. 12 - 2005/2 - This paper discusses the policy needs to understand the impact of services on the performance of modern economies, some of the most pressing measurement problems, and it summarises recent actions undertaken by international organisations and expert groups to address these issues.

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  • 30-June-2005

    English, Excel, 268kb

    2005/1 - Transparency and Third Party Participation in Investor-State Dispute Settlement Procedures

    The system of investment dispute settlement has borrowed its main elements from the system of commercial arbitration. However, investor-state disputes often raise public interest issues which are usually absent from international commercial arbitration. As a result, the traditional manner in which governmental measures are reviewed for compliance with international law in a private setting, i.e. confidential in camera proceedings

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