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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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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.
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.
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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...
This paper is a study of the productivity of plants owned by US firms located in the UK.
This paper shows that China is catching up rapidly with other dynamic Asian economies and the Triad economies on a score of indicators relating to the knowledge-based economy. Report produced with the support of the OECD Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members (CCNM).
Building on an earlier study of patterns on firm entry, exit growth and survival (DSTI Working Paper 2004/1), this paper takes a closer look at the role of policies and institutions for firm entry and survival and at the link between new firm creation and economic performance.
This study presents evidence on firm entry and exit, growth and survival derived with new data from Eurostat, covering nine European Union member countries.
Statistics Working Paper N 8 - 2003/5 - This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity. It suggests that these measurement problems do not significantly affect the assessment of aggregate productivity patterns in the OECD area. However, these problems do influence the more detailed assessment of productivity growth, notably the role of specific sectors and demand components in
This paper analyses trends in Portuguese venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.