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.
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Broadband Internet access is one of the first services where there has been a convergence between communications platforms built for different purposes.
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
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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.
This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.
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.
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The OECD's policy response to the challenge of maximising the benefits of broadband Internet services for economic and social development.
This paper analyses trends in the US venture capital market and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.
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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.
This paper analyses trends in Swedish venture capital markets and makes policy recommendations which have been developed through an OECD peer review process.