Working Papers


  • 18-June-2008

    English

    Broadband and the Economy (STI Digital Economy Paper 146)

    Broadband and networked ICTs are important in meeting health, demographic and environmental challenges, and policy plays an important role in expanding their use and enhancing their impact.

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  • 18-June-2008

    English

    Shaping Policies for the Future of the Internet Economy

    This report has been developed to support the objectives of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul, 17-18 June 2008).

  • 18-June-2008

    English

    Internet address space: economic considerations in the management of IPv4 and in the deployment of IPv6 (STI Digital Economy Paper 145)

    This report focuses on possible scenarios and on the need to deploy the newer version of the Internet Protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6).

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  • 18-June-2008

    English

    OECD Policy Guidance for Addressing Emerging Consumer Protection and Empowerment Issues in Mobile Commerce (STI Digital Economy Paper 149)

    The policy guidance lays out the policy responses that need to be in place to ensure that consumers engaging in mobile commerce transactions are adequately informed, and are protected against security or privacy risks.

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  • 6-June-2008

    English

    The OECD REGPAT Database: A Presentation (STI Working Paper 2008/2)

    This database presents patent data linked to regions according to the addresses of the applicants and inventors. The data have been regionalised at a very detailed level so that more than 2000 regions are covered across OECD countries.

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  • 29-May-2008

    English

    Economics of Malware: Security Decisions, Incentives and Externalities (STI Working Paper 2008/1)

    This working paper is based on qualitative empirical research into the incentives of market players when dealing with malicious software (malware).

  • 23-April-2008

    English

    The Measurement of Globalisation Using International Input-Output Tables (STI Working Paper 2007/8)

    One of the distinctive characteristics of the current globalisation process is the emergence of global value chains. This paper shows how international input-output tables can be used to provide empirical evidence of the growing importance of these global value chains.

  • 18-April-2008

    English

    RFID applications, impacts and country initiatives (STI Digital Economy Paper 144)

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a promising new technology with a rapidly growing range of applications, many integrating technologies such as sensors. In this report, eight major fields of application are analysed, impacts are discussed and country initiatives described.

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  • 4-April-2008

    English

    Public rights of way for fibre deployment to the home (STI Digital Economy Paper 143)

    This paper examines the policies to obtain public rights-of-way permits in a number of OECD countries and access to ducts, which may act to slow down the pace of fibre roll-out in local access market, and suggests the policy options available.

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  • 4-April-2008

    English

    Developments in fibre technologies and investment (STI Digital Economy Paper 142)

    This paper provides an overview of developments in optical fibre communication technology and investment. Specifically, the paper finds that the costs of deploying these networks are significant and that the monthly prices subscribers will pay will be highly dependent on take-up rates.

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