Working Papers


  • 9-December-2011

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    Promoting Energy Efficiency Through Trade

    A first step to facilitating trade in energy-efficient products is to encourage developing and emerging economies to reform their policies in trade and energy-pricing, according to this paper which draws on work by Japan’s Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE).

  • 7-December-2011

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    Agricultural Commodity Price Volatility: An Overview

    Recent years have witnessed a sharp increase in many commodity prices. This report examines the question of whether commodity price volatility has materially changed with the rapid run up in world prices in 2006-09, followed by an equally sharp decline in many commodity prices.

  • 30-November-2011

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    Global Imbalances: Trade Effects and Policy Challenges

    Trade policy reforms have a role to play in reducing large current account imbalances, this paper finds. A multilateral and co-ordinated approach to reducing imbalances, involving macroeconomic, exchange rate and structural reforms, is essential for achieving maximum benefits for all countries.<

  • 17-November-2011

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    Modelling the Distributional Implications of Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries

    No untargeted agricultural policy intervention is pro-poor within the rural economy, says this study of farm households in Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua and Vietnam using the new Development Policy Evaluation Model (DEVPEM).

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  • 8-November-2011

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    Trade and Employment: The Case of Denmark and Spain

    Greater trade openness does not necessarily have an adverse effect on employment, and labour market mobility and flexibility can help countries gain from globalisation, according to this comparison of Denmark and Spain.

  • 8-November-2011

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    Openness, Wage Gaps and Unions in Chile: A Micro Econometric Analysis

    The most open sectors of the Chilean economy show higher wages relative to the other sectors, according to this analysis of the relationship between wages and levels of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) openness in twenty-nine sectors in Chile.

  • 7-November-2011

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    Implementing Regional Trade Agreements with Environmental Provisions: A Framework for Evaluation

    OECD analyses how the increasing number of regional and bilateral trade agreements deal with environmental issues. This document sets out a framework for evaluating the implementation of environmental provisions in regional trade agreements.

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  • 7-November-2011

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    OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers

    OECD papers on trade and environment, free to access and download, on how trade affects the environment and how environmental concerns affect trade, covering a wide range of issues and countries.

  • 24-October-2011

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    Trade and Labour Market Outcomes in Germany

    Trade has little impact on individual-level wages, according to this analysis of the link between trade and labour market outcomes (such as wages and employment) in Germany.

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