Working Papers


  • 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.

  • 13-January-2012

    English

    ICT Applications for the Smart Grid: Opportunities and Policy Implications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 190)

    This paper discusses "smart” applications of ICTs for more sustainable energy production, management and consumption. The smart grid is a particular application area expected to help tackle a number of structural challenges that global energy supply and demand are facing.

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  • 21-December-2011

    English

    Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis (OECD Digital Economy Paper 189)

    This study addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries, Korea and Canada. Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach.

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  • 9-December-2011

    English

    Measuring Digital Local Content (OECD Digital Economy Paper 188)

    This working paper discusses the ways to quantify the local content that can be delivered through the Internet. Several indicators are proposed; for each indicator the paper discusses available data, presents strengths of a given measure and outlines its potential drawbacks.

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  • 8-December-2011

    English

    Regulation of Transborder Data Flows under Data Protection and Privacy Law (OECD Digital Economy Paper 187)

    Transborder data flows have become increasingly important in economic, political, and social terms. This study is designed to describe the present status of transborder data flow regulation, and to provoke reflection about its aims, operation, and effectiveness, now and in the future.

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  • 1-December-2011

    English

    Digital Identity Management for Natural Persons: Enabling Innovation and Trust in the Internet Economy - Guidance for Government Policy (OECD Digital Economy Paper 186)

    This report explains why digital identity management is fundamental for the further development of the Internet economy. It also provides guidance for digital identity strategies that support innovation across the public and private sectors while enhancing security, privacy and trust online.

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  • 24-November-2011

    English

    Terms of Reference for the Review of the OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Data Flows of Personal Data (OECD Digital Economy Paper 185)

    These terms of reference articulate a shared view among OECD members about key aspects of the current context for privacy protection and provide orientation for further work on the review of the OECD Privacy Guidelines in light of changing technologies, markets and user behaviour and the growing importance of digital identities.

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  • 4-July-2011

    English

    Virtual Worlds: Immersive Online Platforms for Collaboration, Creativity and Learning (OECD Digital Economy Paper 184)

    This report provides an overview of the potential benefits but also limitations of virtual worlds for enhancing collaboration, creativity, and learning across society.

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