Working Papers


  • 27-March-2009

    English

    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

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 8-August-2008

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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