Working Papers


  • 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.

  • 1-September-2010

    English

    Analysing the Composition of Producer Support: New Tools and Methods

    This report considers the analytical potential of the system used to classify policy measures under the OECD Producer Support Estimate (PSE) which is used to monitor agricultural policy developments in OECD and selected non OECD countries.

  • 1-September-2010

    English

    Competitiveness, Productivity and Efficiency in the Agricultural and Agri-Food Sectors

    This report reviews the literature on competitiveness, productivity and efficiency in the agricultural and agri-food sectors. It clarifies concepts and terminology, and provides a critical assessment of approaches used in the literature to measure these three concepts at sectoral and farm levels

  • 1-September-2010

    English

    The Benefits from Agricultural Research and Development, Innovation, and Productivity Growth

    This report contains a review of the literature on the role of agricultural research and development in fostering innovation and productivity in agriculture.

  • 10-August-2010

    English

    Private Financial Sector Investment in Farmland and Agricultural Infrastructure

    Private financial sector investment in agriculture has increased, mainly because of current prospects for income generation, capital appreciation, and uncorrelated returns with equity markets and as a hedge against inflation. This paper surveys this investment activity and its impacts.

  • 6-August-2010

    English

    The Use of International Standards in Technical Regulation

    To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.

  • 19-July-2010

    English

    Recent Trends in Export Restrictions

    Export restrictions on raw materials, including commodities like metals and minerals, are not always effective in meeting policy objectives and should be subject to greater transparency, says this OECD study of recent trends in these measures.

  • 9-July-2010

    English

    Increasing the Impact of Trade Expansion on Growth: Lessons from Trade Reforms for the Design of Aid for Trade

    Aid for Trade has the potential to boost economic growth in developing countries. However, while most trade reforms have been successful, some proved unsustainable and others had little impact on growth. This paper shows the reasons why and the lessons learned.

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