Working Papers


12-November-2003

English

Composite Indicators of Country Performance: A Critical Assessment (STI Working Paper 2003/16)

This paper reviews the steps in constructing composite indicators and their inherent weaknesses. It also offers suggestions on how to improve the transparency and use of composite indicators for analytical and policy purposes.

3-November-2003

English

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Embodied in International Trade of Goods (STI Working Paper 2003/15)

This paper explores trade in goods by creating an indicator that estimates CO2 emissions related to domestic demand for 24 countries (responsible for 80% of global CO2 emissions) as a complement to the more common emission indicator used in the Kyoto Protocol

1-November-2003

English

Comparing Labour Productivity Growth in the OECD Area: The Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/14)

This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.

30-September-2003

English, Excel, 186kb

2003/2 - Business Approaches to Combating Corrupt Practices

The international business community's anti-corruption efforts are essential parts of broader systems for fighting corrupt business practices. This paper looks at anti-corruption material published on the websites of companies in UNCTAD’s list of top 100 non-financial multinational...

21-August-2003

English

Venture Capital Policy Review: United States (STI Working Paper 2003/12)

This paper analyses trends in the US venture capital market and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

1-July-2003

English

Venture Capital Policy Review: Sweden (STI Working Paper 2003/11)

This paper analyses trends in Swedish venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

30-June-2003

English

Venture Capital Policy Review: Denmark (STI Working Paper 2003/10)

This paper analyses trends in Danish venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

25-June-2003

English

Productivity Growth in Service Industries: An Assessment of Recent Patterns and the Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/7)

This paper examines recent patterns in productivity growth of service industries and analyses the role of problems in measuring service productivity growth on industry and aggregate productivity growth.

14-March-2003

English, Excel, 194kb

2003/1 - Incentives-based Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Brazil

The general benefits of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and the potential of FDI as a tool for regional economic development in particular, are commonly recognised by policy makers and analysts. This study concluded that FDI generally supports growth in developing, emerging and transition economies, irrespective of their initial state of development.

27-January-2003

English

Venture Capital Policy Review: Canada (Working Paper 2003/4)

This paper analyses trends in Canadian venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

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