This publication is a two-yearly report on trends in the steelmaking capacity in economies that are not members of the OECD. This report examines the current steelmaking capacity of these economies and likely changes therein up to the year 2008.
Summarises proceedings of a conference looking at examples of human genetic research databases, how they are established, how they are managed and governed, how they might be commercialised, and what the policy considerations might be.
This paper examines the extent to which manufacturing output and employment are declining in OECD countries and explores possible causes.
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Mexico faces structural challenges and ICT can help improve economic performance and increase competitiveness.
This report examines the relationship between potentially offshorable employment and factors such as trade in business services and foreign direct investment.
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.
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Of all natural hazards, flooding causes the greatest damage in OECD countries, particularly in France.
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Floods and flood-related disasters, such as landslides, are a traditional and serious risk in Japan. In the 1940s and 50s, after flood disasters took thousands of lives, the creation of a comprehensive flood risk management programme led to a dramatic reduction in human casualties.
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.
Statement by the Chairman.