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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.
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.
- Economic survey of Switzerland 2007
Unemployment in South Africa is extremely high and unevenly distributed, being concentrated among young less skilled blacks.
- Economic Assessment of South Africa 2008
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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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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.
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.
- Economic survey of Germany 2008
This working paper discusses Austria’s innovation performance, its innovation policies, and general framework conditions for innovation and growth.
- Economic survey of Austria 2007
Recent research at OECD provides new evidence that customs and administrative procedures have substantial effects on trade flows.
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.
This working paper looks at the housing market and the risks that it poses to the Irish economy.