Working Papers


  • 9-December-2010

    English

    The land transport sector: Policy and performance

    This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

  • 1-November-2010

    English

    Tackling the infrastructure challenge in Indonesia

    Indonesia’s infrastructure is in poor shape, having suffered from protracted under-investment since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, and constraints growth potential.

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  • 7-October-2010

    English

    Product market regulation: extending the analysis beyond OECD countries

    In this paper the recently updated product market regulation (PMR) indicators are extended beyond OECD member countries - including accession and enhanced engagement countries.

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  • 30-September-2010

    English

    Public-private partnerships and investment in infrastructure

    How can governments reap the potential benefits of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the provision of infrastructure?

  • 16-July-2010

    English

    Do product market regulations in upstream sectors curb productivity growth? Panel data evidence for OECD countries

    Based on an endogenous growth model, we show that intermediate goods markets imperfections can curb incentives to improve productivity downstream.

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  • 18-June-2010

    English

    The Availability and Cost of Short-Term Trade Finance and its Impact on Trade

    Trade fell significantly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, even more than the large drop in global production levels. This paper examines to what extent short-term trade finance may have impacted trade levels before and after the crisis hit.

  • 17-June-2010

    English

    Chile: Boosting productivity growth by strengthening competition, entrepreneurship and innovation

    Productivity growth has declined since the late 1990s, slowing the catching-up process. Structural reforms to strengthen competition, entrepreneurship and innovation would go a long way toward enhancing it.

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  • 17-June-2010

    English

    Measuring competition in Slovenian industries - estimation of mark-ups

    Product market regulation on average is Slovenia does not appear particularly stringent, but heavy state involvement and high market concentration in several industries call for the gauging of competitive pressures in Slovenian industries.

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  • 17-May-2010

    English

    Assessing the Impact of Regulatory Management Systems

    This Working Paper presents preliminary analytical estimates using the 1998 and 2005 surveys of indicators of systems for the management of regulatory quality. Two broad dimensions are found in regulatory management systems using Factor Analysis, and Principal Component Analysis.

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  • 20-April-2010

    English

    Advancing structural reforms in OECD countries: Lessons from twenty case studies

    This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.

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