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INVENT MAIN STAND E WATER R1

Inventory of Main Standards and Parameters of the E Waterway Network

Blue Book, First Revised Edition

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Occasional Paper
23 Feb 2007
The objective of the “Blue book” is to establish an inventory of existing and envisaged standards and parameters of E waterways and ports in Europe and to show, on an internationally comparable basis, the current inland navigation infrastructure parameters in Europe as compared to the minimum sta...
WELFARE POLICIES IN THE UNECE

Welfare Policies in the UNECE Region

Why so Different?

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Occasional Paper
23 Feb 2007
This paper discusses why the UNECE countries have chosen rather different models of welfare state and, more generally, alternative policies to fight poverty. In particular, the paper focuses upon why the American welfare system is less generous than the typical European one, emphasizing the cause...
SUSTAINING GROWTH IN A RESOURCE

Sustaining Growth in a Resource-based Economy

The Main Issues and the Specific Case of Russia

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Occasional Paper
10 Feb 2006
This Paper argues that the challenges posed by resource dependence can be overcome if accompanied by the right economic policies. It then analyzes what these policies are, and how to set up economic and political framework conditions to facilitate their implementation. The Paper looks specificall...
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE LESSONS FROM

Global Governance

Lessons from Europe - Gunnar Myrdal Lecture

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Occasional Paper
26 Aug 2005
Once a year, on the occasion of the Annual Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the ECE invites a distinguished economist to deliver the Myrdal Lecture on a major international economic issue. The lecture series is named in honour of Gunnar Myrdal, first Executive Secreta...
PROCESS EUROPEAN INTEGRATION FUTUR

Process of European Integration and the Future of Europe, The

Gunnar Myrdal Lecture

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Occasional Paper
8 Apr 2005
The Mydral Lecture, delivered by Nobel laureate Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 11 February 2004 is presented in this paper. In his lecture, Prof. Stiglitz offers observations about the present economic and political conditions in an integrated Europe and the ch...
ACCESION CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNT

Accession of Central European Countries to the European Union, The

The Trade and Investment Effects on Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine

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Occasional Paper
16 Jan 2004
The continued growth of the European Union (EU) will have important economic consequences both for the EU member states and for their trading partners, especially those at the new borders of the enlarged EU. This paper assesses some of these consequences, focusing on four acceding central Europea...
ROLE INSTITUTIONS IN ECON DEV

Role of Institutions in Economic Development, The

Gunnar Myrdal Lecture

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Occasional Paper
16 Jan 2004