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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.
An overview of OECD work with Brazil in trade issues such as export credits, trade policy, trade liberalisation and the relationship between trade and employment.
As China continues to dominate discussions of trade and with global economic integration an important factor in the ongoing economic recovery, OECD remains highly engaged with China in developing and implementing its trade policy agenda.
An overview of OECD work on India’s trade and regulatory policies, trade relations, trade performance trends, and barriers to trade and productivity, as well as policy recommendations to help India realise its significant trade potential.
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.<
Previous meetings of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS), the OECD-Eurostat Experts in International Trade Statistics (ITS) and the OECD-Eurostat Experts in Trade in Services Statistics (TIS).
Trade is essential to global economic recovery, says Professor Jagdish Bhagwati in this interview with OECD. He also challenges the fear that trade 'takes' jobs from developed countries, pointing out that firms from developing countries are now creating jobs in richer economies.
The 'phantom of protectionism', gender inequalities, and the need to better distribute the benefits of open trade - all feature in this entertaining OECD Insights blog post with a varied and colourful cast including Senator Smoot, Lady Chatterley, Bobby Darin and King James!
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.
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.