Working Papers


  • 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?

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 1-April-2010

    English

    Successful Practices and Policies to Promote Regulatory Reform and Entrepreneurship at the Subnational Level

    This working paper is part of the OECD-Mexico initiative “Strengthening of Economic Competition and Regulatory Improvement for Competitiveness”. It summarises the findings of several case studies on best practices to promote regulatory reform and entrepreneurship at the sub-national level.

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  • 29-March-2010

    English

    Export Restrictions on Strategic Raw Materials and Their Impact on Trade

    Metals and minerals such as copper, titanium and rare earths are used to produce high-tech and energy-efficient goods such as hybrid vehicles, computers and aircraft. This paper looks at the impacts of export restrictions often put on these raw materials.

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  • 19-March-2010

    English

    Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies

    This paper uses the OECD’s Going for Growth framework, as well as other available evidence linking policies to economic performance, to identify key structural policy challenges in the BIICS for the years ahead.

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