Working Papers


  • 9-February-2005

    English

    Impact of Patent Cooperation Treaty Data on EPO Patent Statistics and Improving the Timeliness of EPO Indicators (STI Working Paper 2005/2)

    This paper analyses the impact of the PCT data on the European Patent Office (EPO) patent statistics, and explores methods to improve the timeliness of the EPO indicators by estimating the number of PCT applications which enter the EPO regional phase.

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  • 8-February-2005

    English

    Promoting Intellectual Property Rights Policy and Enforcement in China (STI Working Paper 2005/1)

    This report summarises two policy dialogues that the OECD organised with China in 2004. These dialogues aimed at assisting China in its efforts to further improve IPR policy and enforcement by sharing the experience of OECD countries on a range of issues of special relevance and interest to China.

  • 23-December-2004

    English

    Highly Skilled Labour and International Mobility in South America (STI Working Paper 2004/10)

    This paper presents the main trends in respect of the supply of human resources in science and technology (HRST) in Latin America and the international mobility of its highly skilled labour.

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  • 8-October-2004

    English

    Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes: Special Application to Information Technology Products (STI Working Paper 2004/9)

    This handbook reviews the methods employed in price indexes to adjust for quality change: “conventional” quality adjustment methods and hedonic price indexes.

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  • 8-September-2004

    English

    Biotechnology Statistics in OECD Member Countries: An Inventory (STI Working Paper 2004/8)

    This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.

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  • 27-May-2004

    English

    Human Resources in Science and Technology in India and the International Mobility of Highly Skilled Indians (STI Working Paper 2004/7)

    This paper provides estimates of the stocks and flows of human resources HRST in India, and their breakdown by education and occupation. It provides estimates of the number of highly skilled people moving to India and out of India in the 1990s, mainly to the US.

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  • 22-April-2004

    English

    Migration of Highly Skilled Indians: Case Studies of I.T. and Health Professionals (STI Working Paper 2004/6)

    This paper describes the results of two specific primary surveys, one of IT professionals in the city of Bangalore and their role in making the city a corridor for international mobility of Indian professionals, and the second a survey of health professionals in New Delhi....

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  • 21-April-2004

    English

    Multinationals and U.S. Productivity Leadership: Evidence from Great Britain (STI Working Paper 2004/5)

    This paper is a study of the productivity of plants owned by US firms located in the UK.

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  • 22-March-2004

    English

    An Emerging Knowledge-Based Economy in China? Indicators from OECD Databases (STI Working Paper 2004/4)

    This paper shows that China is catching up rapidly with other dynamic Asian economies and the Triad economies on a score of indicators relating to the knowledge-based economy. Report produced with the support of the OECD Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members (CCNM).

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  • 18-March-2004

    English

    Business Dynamics, Regulation and Performance (STI Working Paper 2004/3)

    Building on an earlier study of patterns on firm entry, exit growth and survival (DSTI Working Paper 2004/1), this paper takes a closer look at the role of policies and institutions for firm entry and survival and at the link between new firm creation and economic performance.

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