OECD Observer

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The OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. Through the pages of the Observer OECD’s experts offer insights on the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments and provide an excellent opportunity for readers to stay ahead of policy debates.

Each edition of the Observer reports on a core theme of the OECD’s on-going work, and every article are bolstered by key tables and graphs. Each issue contains a regular databank of economic and social data and a subscription to the print edition of the OECD’s Observer also includes the annual OECD Yearbook as well as online access to all OECD Observer issues from its inception in 1962 onwards.

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This OECD Observer No. 208 includes seven articles on electronic commerce as well as articles on theory and practice in education, social exlusion and education, parental involvement education, the Finnish pension system and the OECD Employment Outlook.

Table of Contents

-Commerce Goes Electronic by Donald J. Johnston 4
Electronic Commerce
-Imagining the Impact of Electronic Commerce by Andrew Wyckoff 5
-The Policy Implications of 'E-commerce' by Georges Ferné 8
-Protecting Consumers in the Cybermarket by Elizabeth Lynch 11
-Infrastructures for Electronic Trade by Jurgen Spaanderman and Dimitri Ypsilanti  13
-What Chance for the Virtual Taxman? by Jeffrey Owens 16
-Electronic Markets in the Agro-food Sector by David Blandford and Linda Fulponi 20
-From Theory to Practice in Education by Donald Hirsch 24
-Education and Social Exclusion by David Istance 26
-Involving Parents in Education by Caroline St John-Brooks 30
-Finland - Reforming the Pension System by Paul van den Noord 34
-Indicators 36
For the Record
-The OECD Employment Outlook: Low-wage jobs: Stepping Stones or Traps? 38
-New OECD Publications 42
-Where to Obtain OECD Publications 50

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