Publications and documents


  • 12-October-2017

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    What artificial intelligence really means for policy makers

    The OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017 looks at the potential and risks associated with the rapid development of AI and robots. Their use will bring new opportunities to raise incomes, create new types of jobs and businesses and improve economic and social well-being, but there will be costs and bumps along the way.

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  • 11-October-2017

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    OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017

    The biennial OECD Digital Economy Outlook examines and documents evolutions and emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices and policy options to help maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth.

  • 7-June-2017

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    Determinants of digital technology use by companies

    This paper contributes to our understanding of digital technology usage by assessing changing patterns in the use of hardware and software and identifying the extent to which various plant characteristics and policy environments correlate with ICT investment. The results suggest notable changes in the use of a number of digital technologies across countries between 2000 and 2012.

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  • 12-January-2017

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    Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20

    This report provides an assessment of G20 economies’ performance with respect to digitalisation and examines some of the most pressing policy challenges in areas spanning from access to digital infrastructures to digital security to legal frameworks. It includes a set of 11 core policy recommendations that could underpin a comprehensive G20 digital agenda.

  • 21-June-2016

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    New Skills for the Digital Economy

    This report presents new evidence on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are changing the demand for skills at work. The diffusion of ICTs is also changing the way work is carried out, increasing the raising the demand for “soft skills” such as communication, self-direction and problem solving. While these findings offer some new and interesting insights, the report discusses various avenues for further analysis.

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  • 21-June-2016

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    ICTs and Jobs: Complements or Substitutes?

    This report examines the effects of investments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on total labour demand, labour demand by skill level, and labour demand by industry in selected OECD countries over the period 1990-2012.

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  • 21-June-2016

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    New Forms of Work in the Digital Economy

    This paper provides new evidence on the development of online platforms and explores the emergence of new forms of work in the digital economy. It finds that the transformative effects of online platforms may challenge existing institutions and might necessitate reviews of policy and regulatory frameworks in many areas.

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  • 20-June-2016

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    A bright digital future for all: Global cooperation to make the best of the digital economy

    Although ICT is the fastest growing sector in the world, many millions of people are losing out on the opportunities offered by the digital age simply because they do not have access to digital technologies. In fact, more than half the world’s people are offline. Europe is not immune to this problem.

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