Working Papers


  • 1-June-2009

    English

    Multi-Level Regulatory Governance - Policies, Institutions and Tools for Regulatory Quality and Policy Coherence

    This Working Paper identifies some of the key policy issues related to multi-level regulatory governance, and contributes to a “Framework for Analysis of Multi-level Regulatory Governance”.

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  • 30-April-2009

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    Structural policies to overcome geographic barriers and create prosperity in New Zealand

    New Zealand’s living standards remain well below the OECD average. This is entirely attributable to persistently low labour productivity, which in turn is related to economic geography as well as structural policy factors.

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  • 27-April-2009

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    Structural reforms and the benefits of the enlarged EU internal market: Much achieved and much to do

    High expectations surrounded the two waves of eastward EU enlargement in 2004 and 2007, with the extension of the EU Internal Market being expected to deliver a substantial boost to economic growth in new and old member States alike.

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  • 27-April-2009

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    Ten years of product market reform in OECD countries – insights from a revised PMR indicator

    This paper describes patterns and developments of regulation that potentially affect product market competition in OECD countries over the past decade. It uses the 2008 update and revision of the OECD indicators of product market regulation (PMR).

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  • 27-March-2009

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    Infrastructure investment in network industries: the role of incentive regulation and regulatory independence

    This paper finds that coherent regulatory policies can boost investment in network industries of OECD economies.

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  • 16-March-2009

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    Infrastructure investment: links to growth and the role of public policies

    Investment in network infrastructure – the energy, water, transport and telecommunication networks –which performs a vital role for the functioning of the economy, can contribute to raising growth and social welfare. But more is not always better.

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  • 20-February-2009

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    Informal Cross-Border Trade and Trade Facilitation Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This study examines the extent and nature of informal cross-border trade in selected Sub-Saharan African countries and identifies which trade facilitation measures have the potential to encourage traders to switch from informal to formal trade.

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  • 18-February-2009

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    Reforms to open sheltered sectors to competition in Switzerland

    This paper discusses measures to make the regulation of product markets more conducive to competition play a prominent role in the government’s “growth package” of measures to stimulate economic growth which are in the process of being implemented.

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  • 27-January-2009

    English

    Realising South Africa’s employment potential

    Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.

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  • 21-January-2009

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    China's Trade and Growth: Impact on selected OECD countries

    This paper analyses China’s trade policy environment following China's entry into the WTO. It examines China's role in international processing activities and the impact of China’s integration into world’s goods and services markets on selected OECD countries using a general equilibrium mode

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