Working Papers


  • 11-February-2005

    English

    The Service Economy in OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2005/3)

    The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.

  • 8-October-2004

    English

    Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes: Special Application to Information Technology Products (STI Working Paper 2004/9)

    This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.

  • 1-October-2004

    English, Excel, 211kb

    2004/4 - "Indirect Expropriation" and the "Right to Regulate" in International Investment Law

    This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, state practice and literature related to "Indirect Expropriation" and the "Right to Regulate". It presents the issues at stake and describes the basic concepts of the obligation to compensate for indirect expropriation, reviews whether and how legal instruments and other texts articulate the difference between indirect expropriation and the right of the

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  • 1-October-2004

    Russian, , 887kb

    2004/4 - Косвенная экспроприация и право на регулирование в международном инвестиционном праве

    This article on "Indirect Expropriation" and the "Right to Regulate" in International Investment Lawwas translated into Russian by Dr. Marina Trunk-Fedorova, LL.M. and published in Die Rechtslage von Auslandsinvestitionen in Transformationslaendern – Legal issues of foreign investment in transition countries. Liber Amicorum to Professor Wolfgang Seiffert, former Director of the Institute of East European Law at the University of

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  • 30-September-2004

    English, Excel, 329kb

    2004/3 - Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Investment Law

    This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, literature and state practice related to the fair and equitable treatment standard. It examines the origins of the standard and its use in international agreements and state practice, its relationship with the minimum standard of international customary law and the elements of its normative content as identified by arbitral tribunals.

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  • 30-September-2004

    Chinese, , 1,114kb

    2004/3 - 国际投资法上的公正与公平待遇标准

    This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, literature and state practice related to the fair and equitable treatment standard. It examines the origins of the standard and its use in international agreements and state practice, its relationship with the minimum standard of international customary law and the elements of its normative content as identified by arbitral tribunals.

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  • 29-September-2004

    English, Excel, 219kb

    2004/2 - Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment in International Investment Law

    This document aims to enhance understanding of investment protection provisions in international investment agreements. It provides a factual survey of jurisprudence and related literature on MFN treaty clauses in investment agreements.

  • 8-September-2004

    English

    Biotechnology Statistics in OECD Member Countries: An Inventory (STI Working Paper 2004/8)

    This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.

  • 19-May-2004

    English, Excel, 205kb

    2004/1 - Relationships between International Investment Agreements

    International, bilateral and regional agreements have proliferated in the last ten to twenty years and new ones are still being negotiated. This study seeks to increase the level of understanding of the relationships between international investment disciplines...

  • 21-April-2004

    English

    Multinationals and U.S. Productivity Leadership: Evidence from Great Britain (STI Working Paper 2004/5)

    This paper is a study of the productivity of plants owned by US firms located in the UK.

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