Working Papers


  • 2-December-2015

    English

    Managing the Minerals Sector: Implications for Trade from Peru and Colombia

    This study examines the Peruvian and Colombian experiences as regards some aspects of the management of their extractive industries.

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  • 14-January-2014

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    Export Restrictions on Raw Materials: Experience with Alternative Policies in Botswana

    This paper examines some of the policies in place in Botswana that have contributed to the governance and management of its substantial minerals sector.

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  • 8-July-2013

    English

    Economics of Export Restrictions as Applied to Industrial Raw Materials

    Governments intervene in non-renewable natural resources sectors more than in many others, including through the use of export taxes and quotas. This paper aims to increase understanding of the economic effects of export restrictions, in particular as they apply to the mining sector.

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  • 7-May-2013

    English

    Trade Costs: What Have We Learned? A Synthesis Report

    Understanding trade costs is essential for formulating policy interventions designed to reduce such costs. This report synthesises all OECD work on cost factors across the entire trade chain.

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  • 28-March-2013

    English

    Export Restrictions: Benefits of Transparency and Good Practices

    Transparent trade legislation, policies and practices benefit governments and business alike by reducing uncertainty and transaction costs, simplifying procedures and encouraging investment. This paper studies the information published online by 33 countries on their export restriction policies in the minerals sector, and presents a checklist of best practices for addressing gaps in the availability and accessibility of information.

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  • 1-March-2013

    English

    Mineral Resource Trade in Chile: Contribution to Development and Policy Implications

    The paper explores the Chilean experience in regulating its mining sector and how it can be used as a model for other mineral rich economies.

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  • 20-March-2012

    English

    Effects of NAFTA on US Employment and Policy Responses

    The signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a source of debate in United States politics, particularly regarding possible labour market effects. This paper gives an overview and assessment of the debate and US employment policy responses.

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  • 24-January-2012

    English

    Trade and Innovation - Synthesis Report

    Innovation is critical to creating new sources of growth, and trade can strengthen innovation in the business sector. Technology diffusion, competition and exports are channels through which trade affects innovation. These channels along with the related policy issues are discussed in this report.

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  • 24-October-2011

    English

    Employment and the Political Economy of Trade: A Structured Review of the Literature

    This paper reviews the main schools of thought on the political economy of trade and employment - in particular, the potential costs of liberalisation and the manner that concerns about these costs may inhibit countries' willingness to open markets.

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  • 24-October-2011

    English

    Trade and Employment in Italy

    International economic integration, while generating important benefits, requires a flexible and efficient social security system that assists workers displaced by external competition or other structural changes, according to this study of trade, employment and wages in Italy.

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