Working Papers


1-February-2011

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OECD Trade Policy Working Papers

Consult our series of studies, free to access and download, on issues including trade liberalisation, trade restrictions, trade in services and the Aid for Trade initiative with developing countries.

31-January-2011

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Practical Considerations in Using Bioeconomic Modelling for Rebuilding Fisheries

Many fish stocks need rebuilding, but economic and social factors are also important for sustainable fisheries. This paper discusses the important distinction between rebuilding stocks and rebuilding fisheries, and the use of bioeconomic modelling for developing rebuilding strategies.

17-January-2011

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Decision-Making and Action Taking: Fisheries Management in a Changing Climate

What should policy makers do to address climate change? This working paper looks at approaches to managing fisheries, so that the sector can adapt to changing conditions.

9-December-2010

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Multilateralising Regionalism: How Preferential are Services Commitments in Regional Trade Agreements?

This report examines services schedules of commitments in 56 regional trade agreements (RTAs) where an OECD country is a party.

10-November-2010

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Potential Market Effects of Selected Policy Options in Emerging Economies to Address Future Commodity Price Surges

In the event of a surge in the world price of wheat or rice, policies such as additional border measures, consumer subsidies or a release of public stocks would have high costs for taxpayers and negative consequences for international markets, finds this study of ten emerging economies.

1-October-2010

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Policy Responses in Emerging Economies to International Agricultural Commodity Price Surges

Commodity prices surged in 2006-08 in Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. Government policy responses to these price surges were not always successful in minimising the impact on consumers and producers, this report finds.

29-September-2010

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Trade and Innovation: Report on the Chemicals Sector

The chemicals sector has a long history of innovation and is a large trading item. This paper analyses and compares different trade and innovation linkages in basic industrial chemicals, specialty and fine chemicals and consumer chemicals.

16-September-2010

English

China’s Intellectual Property Environment: A Firm-Level Perspective

Momentum for intellectual property (IP) reform in China is related to economic potential there, involving privatization policies, trade and FDI policies, and the government's role in innovation strategy. This study looks at IP issues facing firms operating in China.

Related Documents

14-September-2010

English

Policy Complements to the Strengthening of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in Developing Countries

Reforms in policy on intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as copyrights, trademarks and patent protection deliver positive economic results for developing countries, according to this OECD study.

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