Working Papers


  • 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.

  • 14-September-2004

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    Development of third-generation mobile services in the OECD (STI Digital Economy Paper 85)

    The commercialisation of Third Generation (3G) mobile services in the OECD has been delayed for a number of reasons. These include the delay in delivery of 3G terminal equipment, other technological problems and the financial crises affecting the telecommunications industry

  • 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.

  • 13-July-2004

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    Generic top level domain names: market development and allocation issues (STI Digital Economy Paper 84)

    The Domain Name System’s need to have unique identifiers, and a consequent need for there to be a single registry for each name, means that any registry can exercise a degree of monopoly power over the domain for which it has responsibility.

  • 12-July-2004

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    The implications of convergence for regulation of electronic communications (STI Digital Economy Paper 83)

    Digital technologies and the diffusion of new transmission technologies have increased the number of platforms capable of providing video transmission, and have also altered the traditional characteristics of broadcasting.

  • 12-July-2004

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    Peer to Peer Networks in OECD Countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 82)

    The number of people logged on simultaneously to popular file sharing networks approached close to 10 million in April 2004, a rise of 30% from the same period a year earlier, according to this OECD report.

  • 27-May-2004

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    Report on non-OECD Countries’ Spam Legislation (OECD Digital Economy Paper 81)

    This report on anti-spam legislation in OECD non-member countries was originally prepared for the Brussels OECD Workshop on Spam and was updated following the workshop to include more non-member country information in April 2004.

  • 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.

  • 10-May-2004

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    The development of broadband access in rural and remote areas (STI Digital Economy Paper 80)

    As the development of broadband access builds momentum, policy makers are increasingly turning their attention to the availability of these services in rural and remote areas.

  • 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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