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    Liberalising foreign investments by pension funds: positive and normative aspects

    OECD Development Centre, 1997
    The paper evaluates the economics of foreign investment regulation for pension funds, with a focus on developing countries, where fully-funded pension systems are being started de novo. The analysis produces three observations.
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    Corruption : the issues

    OECD Development Centre, 1997
    Corruption comes in many varieties. In different countries it has different determining factors, forms and impacts on development. In any given context, effective policy design calls for an accurate understanding of how corruption functions in that context.
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    Capital humain, ouverture extérieure et croissance: estimation sur données de panel d'un modèle à coefficients variables

    OECD Development Centre, 1997
    In this paper we discuss the available empirical evidence on the macro-economic impact of human capital on growth. As it has been observed recently, initially significant results observed in cross-country regressions are challenged when time series information is entered, through panel data estimations.
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    Outflows of capital from China

    OECD Development Centre, 1997
    While the world has been mesmerised by China’s emergence as a major player in international trade, now being one of the world’s top ten traders, and also as an absorber of international capital (second only to the United States), China’s state-owned and other public sector enterprises have been quietly growing in importance as a source of international capital.
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    Emerging market risk and sovereign credit ratings

    OECD Development Centre, 1997
    In principle, the sovereign credit rating industry could help mitigate the congestion externalities common to world capital markets that arise from the failure of market participants to internalise the social cost of external borrowings.
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    Guidelines for Aid Agencies on Global and Regional Aspects of the Development and Protection of the Marine and Coastal Environment

    OECD Development Co-operation Directorate: DAC Guidelines, 1999
    The first aim of these guidelines is to present a summary of major issues relating to the state of the marine and coastal environment, and to identify institutional and other approaches for its protection. The second aim is to suggest activities which aid agencies can support to achieve this objective.
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    Job gains and job losses: recent litertaure and trends

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1995
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    Tariff Escalation and Environment

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    Analyses the possible effects of tariff escalation on the environment. Tariff escalation has been suggested to be a source of environmental harm to exporting countries by shifting economic activity of exporting countries towards primary production and away from processing. This leads to “excess” extraction of natural resources, with the consequent degradation of the resource base.
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    Short-Term Indicators: Using Qualitative Indicators to Update production Indices

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999
    Short-term economic indicators play an important role in the assessment of current cyclical situations and in the establishment of forecasts.
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    Introducing Savings In Microcredit Institutions: When And How?

    Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest, 1999

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