Working Papers

  • 1-January-1998

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    Electronic Commerce: Prices and Consumer Issues for Three Products: Books, Compact Discs and Software (STI Digital Economy Paper 32)

    Rapid technological advances in information and communication technologies and their widespread diffusion have led some to speculate about "frictionless" economies where transaction costs are nearly zero, barriers to entry and contestability disappear and markets clear instantly.

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  • 1-November-1997

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    Internet Domain Name Allocation Policies (STI Digital Economy Paper 30)

    The Domain Name System (DNS) maps Internet addresses and is a necessary element enabling communication routing to function. While some may view the DNS as a narrow technical issue its implications for GII-GIS are extremely important.

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  • 1-November-1997

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    Webcasting and Convergence: Policy Implications (STI Digital Economy Paper 31)

    Convergence between different telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructures and services is increasingly raising challenges for regulatory frameworks and may require adjustment in view of emerging services.

  • 12-June-1997

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    Sacher Report (STI Digital Economy Paper 29)

    This report describes the framework conditions necessary for the favourable development of global electronic commerce and the action required by governments at national and international level.

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  • 1-January-1997

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    Measuring Electronic Commerce (STI Digital Economy Paper 27)

    The purpose of this report is to outline the issues associated with measuring electronic commerce, propose an initial framework and begin to compare the disparate data so as to form a mosaic which gives a clearer quantitative picture of the current status and future direction of electronic commerce

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  • 1-January-1997

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    Global Information Infrastructure -- Global Information Society (GII-GIS): Policy Requirements (STI Digital Economy Paper 25)

    This report elaborates recommendations for OECD economies aimed at facilitating the transition from closed markets with no, or limited competition in the telecommunication and broadcasting areas, to open and dynamic markets.

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  • 1-January-1997

    English, , 798kb

    New Technologies and their Impact on the Accounting Rate System (STI Digital Economy Paper 28)

    The purpose of this paper is to examine and highlight policy implications of developments taking place in new technologies which are impacting on international telecommunication prices and the accounting rate and settlements system, used by telec...

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  • 1-January-1997

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    Access to and Use of Information Technologies at Home (STI Digital Economy Paper 26)

    Chapter 5 of the 1997 Information Technology Outlook

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  • 30-December-1996


    The Evolution of Skills in OECD Countries and the Role of Technology (STI Working Paper 1996/8)

    The aim of this paper is two-fold: to highlight stylised facts about recent trends in the skill distribution of employment and to analyse the role that technological change might have in explaining these dynamics.

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  • 1-October-1996

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    Alternative Local Loop Technologies: A Review (STI Digital Economy Paper 24)

    This paper provides an overview of the economic and policy implications of various technologies available to provide local telecommunication access.

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