Economic paper series
This series examines current economic issues from a Commonwealth perspective. It includes technical papers of topical interest to specialists concerned with trade, micro and macroeconomics, development economics and related subjects.
Assessing the Playing Field: International Cooperation in Tax Information Exchange
Full participation by small and developing countries in the financial services sector requires a "level playing field". This work analyses debates on this issue between the OECD and small and developing countries, and suggests ways to ensure fairness in international taxation matters.
Finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Caribbean
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are seen as the engine of economic growth and employment creation in the Caribbean, as in other parts of the world. This study explores the difficulties such enterprises have in accessing long-term financing and how these could be overcome.
International Technology Transfer to Developing Countries
This title provides a thorough overview of the economics of ITT relevant to developing countries and will be invaluable as a reference tool for policy makers, trade officials and trade negotiators.
Marginalisation of LDCs and Small Vulnerable States in World Trade
There are indisputable concerns over the ineffective participation of Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) in the process of global integration, and their failure to derive benefits from the ongoing process of trade liberalisation and globalisation.
Agriculture in the Doha Round
In 2003 the WTO Ministerial Meeting at Cancun failed to achieve any significant progress on the liberalisation of agricultural markets in developed or developing countries. If the present round of negotiations is to be successful, it must continue the momentum for reform achieved through the Uruguay Round.
Beautiful But Costly: Business Costs in Small Remote Economies
This publication is a study of the operating costs confronting the private sector in small economies, with the view to determine whether these act as a fundamental impediment to trade and investment.
Agricultural Export Subsidies and Developing Countries’ Interests
A new impetus has been given to faltering WTO trade discussions by the recent EU mandate supporting the liberalisation of agricultural trade policies and removal of export subsidies on agricultural products, within an environment in which all countries start reforming their trade policies.
From Doha to Cancun: Delivering a Development Round
In the eyes of the world, the Cancun Trade Ministerial Meeting will act as a litmus test of the major industrial countries' commitment to inclusive globalisation, to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to a stable and peaceful world.
Promoting Industrial Competitiveness in Developing Countries: Lessons from Asia
As developing countries have started to open up their economies, concern about competitiveness has spread to their policy makers. Their relative competitiveness as production and investment sites has become a prime focus of development policy.
Financial Intermediation in Small Island Developing Economies
This study examines the problems and policies for financial intermediation in small economies, including financial institutions, measures their efficiency and policy frame, and analyses the financial structure in the Bahamas, Barbados, Fiji, Hong Kong, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, St Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Western Samoa.
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