Working Papers


  • 18-February-2009

    English

    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

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    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

  • 19-December-2008

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    Enhancing Market Openness Through Regulatory Reform in the People's Republic of China

    This study analyses the People’s Republic of China’s trade policy environment with a focus on trade-related regulations and their role in supporting China’s market openness.

  • 8-August-2008

    English

    Reaping the Benefits of Stronger Competition in Network Industries in Germany

    This working paper suggests that establishing stronger vertical separation between network access provision and potentially competitive services will be the main challenge for Germany going forward.

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  • 28-September-2007

    English

    Boosting Austria's Innovation Performance

    This working paper discusses Austria’s innovation performance, its innovation policies, and general framework conditions for innovation and growth.

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  • 13-October-2006

    English

    Examining the trade effect of certain customs and administrative procedures

    Recent research at OECD provides new evidence that customs and administrative procedures have substantial effects on trade flows.

  • 9-August-2006

    English

    Raising Economic Performance by Fostering Product Market Competition in Germany (Economics Department Working Paper 507)

    This working paper sugggest that much scope remains to make regulation of product markets more conducive to competition - notwithstanding progress in recent years - with substantial benefits for consumer welfare, productivity and employment.

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  • 15-June-2006

    English

    Ireland's Housing Boom: What Has Driven it and Have Prices Overshot? (Economics Department Working Paper 492)

    This working paper looks at the housing market and the risks that it poses to the Irish economy.

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  • 15-June-2006

    English

    Boosting Competition in Ireland (Economics Department Working Paper 491)

    This working paper discusses ways to strengthen competition in order to boost productivity growth and help restrain inflation in Ireland.

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