Working Papers

  • 12-November-2003


    Composite Indicators of Country Performance: A Critical Assessment (STI Working Paper 2003/16)

    This paper reviews the steps in constructing composite indicators and their inherent weaknesses. It also offers suggestions on how to improve the transparency and use of composite indicators for analytical and policy purposes.

  • 11-November-2003

    English, , 304kb

    Broadband and Telephony Services Over Cable Television Networks (STI Digital Economy Paper 77)

    Broadband Internet access is one of the first services where there has been a convergence between communications platforms built for different purposes.

  • 3-November-2003


    Carbon Dioxide Emissions Embodied in International Trade of Goods (STI Working Paper 2003/15)

    This paper explores trade in goods by creating an indicator that estimates CO2 emissions related to domestic demand for 24 countries (responsible for 80% of global CO2 emissions) as a complement to the more common emission indicator used in the Kyoto Protocol

  • 3-November-2003

    English, , 216kb

    The Benefits and Costs of Structural Separation of the Local Loop (STI Digital Economy Paper 76)

    This paper is aimed at responding to arguments that have been made about the necessity and benefits of structural separation of the telecommunications local loop.

  • 1-November-2003


    Comparing Labour Productivity Growth in the OECD Area: The Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/14)

    This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.

  • 31-October-2003


    An Overview of Biotechnology Statistics in Selected Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/13)

    As biotechnology becomes increasingly viewed as a strategic sector, the need for reliable statistics from which informed policy decisions can be made grows. This report provides an update on the biotechnology industry, based on primarily official statistical sources.

  • 9-October-2003

    English, , 22kb

    Broadband Driving Growth: Policy Responses (STI Digital Economy Paper 75)

    The OECD's policy response to the challenge of maximising the benefits of broadband Internet services for economic and social development.

  • 21-August-2003


    Venture Capital Policy Review: United States (STI Working Paper 2003/12)

    This paper analyses trends in the US venture capital market and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

  • 11-August-2003

    English, , 347kb

    Developments in Local Loop Unbundling (STI Digital Economy Paper 74)

    This paper focuses on the development of local loop unbundling in the OECD. It examines policies for unbundling, progress in achieving unbundling, and collocation and pricing policies for unbundling.

  • 1-July-2003


    Venture Capital Policy Review: Sweden (STI Working Paper 2003/11)

    This paper analyses trends in Swedish venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.

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