Working Papers


  • 10-October-2012

    English

    Fixed and Mobile Networks: Substitution, Complementarity and Convergence (OECD Digital Economy Paper 206)

    Mobile providers have garnered a very large share of traditional services, such as telephony, over the past decade. Nevertheless, mobile networks are dependent on fixed networks and could not efficiently meet the rapidly expanding demand of users without the contributions made by fixed broadband networks.

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  • 16-May-2012

    English

    Proactive Policy Measures by Internet Service Providers against Botnets (OECD Digital Economy Paper 199)

    This report analyses initiatives in a number of countries through which end-users are notified by ISPs when their computer is identified as being compromised by malicious software and encouraged to take action to mitigate the problem.

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  • 4-May-2012

    English

    ICT Skills and Employment: New Competences and Jobs for a Greener and Smarter Economy (OECD Digital Economy Paper 198)

    The emerging "green" economy is a "smarter" economy that has increased demand for ICT-skilled jobs not only in the ICT sector, but more rapidly across the wider non-ICT economy.

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  • 23-April-2012

    English

    Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 197)

    This working paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus.

  • 19-April-2012

    English

    Measuring the Impact of Innovations in Public IT Infrastructure on the Standard of Living in OECD Economies (OECD Digital Economy Paper 196)

    This paper utilises an economic model that looks at the end result – observations on changes in the pattern of consumer spending behaviour – and econometrically estimates the extent of the link between these behavioural changes and their drivers: traditional economic stimuli as well as changes in the economic environment due to advances in technology and improved provision of public sector IT infrastructure.

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  • 16-April-2012

    English

    Information and Communication Technologies and Productivity Growth: A Survey of the Literature (OECD Digital Economy Paper 195)

    This working paper presents a review of existing studies on dynamic, macroeconomic effects of ICT on productivity and growth.

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  • 13-April-2012

    English

    Measuring the Internet: The Data Challenge (OECD Digital Economy Paper 194)

    Measuring the economic and social impacts of the Internet presents several challenges. This working paper reviews the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, the need for more granular data in order to understand its complexity, and the phenomenon of big data.

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  • 1-March-2012

    English

    Developments in Mobile Termination (OECD Digital Economy Paper 193)

    Mobile termination rates are the charges that telecom network operators pay for delivering telephone calls to mobile wireless providers. There have been considerable changes in these rates and, in some countries, the role regulatory authorities play in how these charges are set.

  • 31-January-2012

    English

    Machine-to-Machine Communications: Connecting Billions of Devices (OECD Digital Economy Paper 192)

    The report provides examples of some of the uses of machine-to-machine communication today and its potential to enhance economic and social development. It concludes that to achieve such benefits, changes to telecommunication policy and regulatory frameworks may be required.

  • 30-January-2012

    English

    Estimation of Loss in Consumer Surplus Resulting from Excessive Pricing of Telecommunication Services in Mexico (OECD Digital Economy Paper 191)

    This paper evaluates the loss in consumer surplus caused by the low degree of competition in the Mexican telecommunication sector which results in relatively high prices, and also leads to lower levels of consumption across the range of telecommunication services.

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