The result of world powers in WTO

Official reports and case studies reveal that China experienced different means of communication with the world powers since it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 …

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Testing purchasing power parity for Japan and the US

In this work we empirically assess the weak and strong forms of purchasing power parity (PPP) hypothesis for the economies of Japan and US. Monthly data for the, traded-goods price indices and the JPY/USD exchange rate are employed for the, period from January 2000 to October 2012.

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Skills and changing comparative advantage : the case of Japan

Is the skill gap of net exports widening? This question is nontrivial for many industrial countries because, with the rapid growth of emerging countries, human capital is considered one of the most important sources of comparative advantage.

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Endogenous market power in an emissions trading scheme with auctioning

This paper contributes to the literature on market power in emissions permits markets, modeling an emissions trading scheme in which polluters differ with respect to their marginal abatement costs at the business-as-usual emissions. The polluters play a two-stage static complete information game in which their market power arises endogenously from their characteristics. In the first stage all polluters bid in an auction for the distribution of the fixed supply of permits issued by the regulator, and in the second stage they trade these permits in a secondary market.

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OECD’s interactive Data Portal now in public beta

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), now more than 50 years old, has just opened a new beta Data Portal to share their large sets of data to the public, with a highly responsive interface and nearly 600 readily clickable databases filterable by topics including:

  • Agriculture
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance

“Unlike many of my other projects, this project is less about spotting patterns in the data, or communicating insights, but starts one step earlier: How can we actually make large collections of data sets available, and how can we guide users to the datasets they are looking for?”

http://data.oecd.org/

OECD’s Data Portal, full of interactive dataviz, now in public beta