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  • International Mobile Data Roaming

    White Papers // May 2011 // provided by OECD

    This paper examines the pricing of international mobile data roaming. It continues the work undertaken on the pricing of voice and SMS international mobile roaming services. The paper finds that data roaming prices are very high compared to domestic rates in the country of origin. Average prices per MB are ...

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  • OECD's FDI Restrictiveness Index: 2010 Update

    White Papers // May 2011 // provided by OECD

    The 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted. The FDI Index is now available for all OECD Members, adherents to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, Enhanced Engagement countries and ...

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  • Open Plan Schools In Portugal: Failure Or Innovation?

    White Papers // Mar 2011 // provided by OECD

    An open plan school, simply defined, is "A school built to a design which does not include self contained classrooms" (Hamilton, 1976). It has a fewer internal doors and walls than a school with traditional classrooms accommodating the same number of students. The open space design, often still used in ...

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  • Assessment And Innovation In Education

    White Papers // Mar 2011 // provided by OECD

    This paper proposes three main ways of combining assessment and innovation: Developing a wide range of performance measurements for both students and schools; rethinking the alignment of standards and assessment; measuring the impact of assessments on teaching and learning. One way of influencing teaching and learning might be to modify ...

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  • OECD~s FDI Restrictiveness Index

    White Papers // Mar 2011 // provided by OECD

    The 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted. The FDI Index is now available for all OECD Members, adherents to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, Enhanced Engagement countries and ...

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  • Foreign State Immunity And Foreign Government Controlled Investors

    White Papers // Mar 2011 // provided by OECD

    Discussions at the "Freedom of Investment" Roundtables, hosted by the OECD Investment Committee, have stressed that increased investments by foreign State-controlled investors can bring significant benefits to home and host societies, but have also noted that they can raise concerns. This paper examines two principal issues concerning foreign State-controlled investors: ...

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  • Intellectual Property Rights In International Investment Agreements

    White Papers // Mar 2011 // provided by OECD

    This paper provides an overview of recent developments in investment treaty practice with regard to the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). The analysis departs from traditional IPR studies developed almost exclusively in the context of the WTO-TRIPS Agreement. The aim of this study is to clarify the extent to ...

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  • The Macroeconomic Effects Of Large Exchange Rate Appreciations

    White Papers // Feb 2011 // provided by OECD

    In this paper the authors study the macroeconomic effects of large exchange rate appreciations. In a sample of 128 countries since 1960, they identify 25 episodes of large nominal and real appreciations shocks and study their macroeconomic effects in a dummy-augmented panel autoregressive model. The results show that an exchange ...

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  • Financial Integration And Fiscal Policy

    White Papers // Dec 2010 // provided by OECD

    The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of financial integration on fiscal policy. Using an unbalanced panel of 31 OECD countries from 1970 to 2009, the paper shows that financial integration has significant disciplinary effects by reducing fiscal deficits (mostly government spending) and (discretionary) spending volatility. In ...

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  • Options To Improve The Governance And Investment Of Japan~s Government Pension Investment Fund

    White Papers // Dec 2010 // provided by OECD

    This paper suggests avenues for strengthening the governance and management of the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the largest single pool of pension assets in the world. The GPIF earned its name in 2006 as part of a major governance reform that aimed at increasing the transparency and autonomy ...

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