Working Papers

  • 20-October-2006


    The OECD Input-Output Database: 2006 edition (STI Working Paper 2006/8)

    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.

  • 1-September-2006


    Input-Output Analysis in an Increasingly Globalised World: Applications of OECD's Harmonised International Tables (STI Working Paper 2006/7)

    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.

  • 28-July-2006


    Sources of Knowledge and Productivity: How Robust is the Relationship? (STI Working Paper 2006/6)

    This paper estimates domestic productivity relationships for a sample of 16 OECD countries through probably the most general specification yet.

  • 30-June-2006


    Valuation and Exploitation of Intellectual Property (STI Working Paper 2006/5)

    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.

  • 22-May-2006


    Tax Treatment of Business Investments in Intellectual Assets: An International Comparison (STI Working Paper 2006/4)

    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.

  • 2-May-2006


    Global Overview of Innovative Activities from the Patent Indicators Perspective (STI Working Paper 2006/3)

    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.

  • 20-March-2006


    Research Use of Patented Knowledge: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/2)

    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.

  • 6-March-2006


    Productivity Impacts of Offshoring and Outsourcing: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/1)

    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.

  • 15-December-2005


    An Empirical Contribution to Knowledge Production and Economic Growth (STI Working Paper 2005/10)

    This paper examines the dynamics of knowledge production for a panel of 19 OECD countries. A new and unique data set is used to proxy the domestic flows of “new-to-the-world” knowledge and ideas.

  • 18-October-2005


    Analysing European and International Patent Citations: A Set of EPO Patent Database Building Blocks (STI Working Paper 2005/9)

    This paper presents a preliminary set of European and international citation data tables designed to enable researchers to become familiar with the subject and undertake a range of analyses.

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