The mapping of knowledge is increasingly recognised as a new, evolving area of research. The aim of this study is to map current trends in scientific activities with a view to better understanding and tracking the changing nature of science.
This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.
This paper describes the compilation of these tables in the hope that this may benefit input-output compilers in national statistical offices and provide them with a better understanding of the information needed by the OECD to compile these tables in order to meet the demands of users.
This paper is primarily aimed at a non-technical audience and focuses on the applications and important policy questions that can benefit from the availability of harmonised input-output tables, such as those developed over the years by the OECD.
This paper estimates domestic productivity relationships for a sample of 16 OECD countries through probably the most general specification yet.
This paper examines recent evidence and also reviews macroeconomic statistics related to the development of technology markets. It examines approaches to the valuation of patents and the policy initiatives undertaken by OECD countries to foster patent valuation and exploitation.
This paper examines the tax treatment of corporate expenditures on selected intellectual assets and develops an indicator of the relative generosity of tax systems in OECD countries to such investments.
This paper provides an overview of innovative activities across a wide range of OECD member and non-member countries, based on internationally comparable patent indicators.
This paper outlines factors that may affect the ability of researchers to access patented inventions for legitimate research purposes. It reviews evidence of access limitations and explores options for the formulation of research exemptions that balance research use and patent holders' rights.
Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.