Working Papers


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

English

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

English

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

English

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

English

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

English

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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24-October-2011

English

Trade and Employment in Japan

This paper examines the effects of exports on employment (i.e. the number of workers), working-hours, and total worker-hours (i.e. employment times working-hours) in Japan.

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