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  • 28-March-2012

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    Measuring Financial Literacy: Results of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Pilot Study

    OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.15: This paper presents the findings from a pilot study undertaken in 14 countries. The analysis focuses on variations in financial knowledge, behaviour and attitude across countries and within countries by socio-demographics.

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  • 1-March-2012

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    Empowering Women Through Financial Awareness and Education, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.14

    The potential implications of gender differences in financial literacy are far-reaching. This paper describes the findings of a review of the literature on gender differences in financial literacy with the aim to better understand their causes and consequences, as well as possible policy responses. It provides a starting point to collect further evidence, develop analytical work and case studies, and to identify areas that deserve

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  • 26-January-2012

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    2nd OECD-Asia Regional Seminar: Enhancing Transparency and Monitoring of Insurance Markets

    This seminar focused on how to improve the monitoring of insurance markets through the provision of sound insurance statistics and indicators both in the Asia region and globally.

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  • 6-December-2011

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    Financial crisis management and the use of government guarantees

    These articles were prepared for a symposium on bank failure resolution and crisis management which focused, in particular, on the use of guarantees and the spill-overs between the credit qualities of sovereigns and banking systems.

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  • 28-November-2011

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    Improving financial education efficiency

    This symposium proceedings examines three aspects of financial education: monitoring and evaluation, use of behavioral economics, and financial literacy and defined contribution pension plans.

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  • 16-November-2011

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    Pension Funds Investment in Infrastructure: Policy Actions

    Policy actions proposed in this paper are based on initial OECD research undertaken and are intended to generate debate and discussion. Further research is planned on these topics within the framework of the project on institutional investors and long term investment. OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.13.

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  • 1-November-2011

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    Designing Optimal Risk Mitigation and Risk Transfer Mechanisms to Improve the Management of Earthquake Risk in Chile, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.12

    In the wake of the 2010 earthquake, this paper considers policy options for expanding the proportion of future Chilean earthquake losses that would be covered via new and expanded risk transfer mechanisms.

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  • 30-September-2011

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    Evaluation of minimum return guarantees in defined contribution pension plans

    The Working Paper “The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions” argues that, while there is a clear need to better protect retirement income from financial market volatility, the costs and benefits of investment return guarantees should be carefully evaluated.

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  • 30-September-2011

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    The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.11

    This paper examines the role of guarantees in DC pension plans, in particular minimum investment return guarantees during the accumulation phase. The main goal is to assess the cost and benefits of different return guarantees. The report uses a stochastic financial market model where guarantee claims are calculated as a financial derivative in a financial market framework (like e.g. the valuation of a put option). In this context, the

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  • 5-September-2011

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    Infrastructure needs and pension investments: creating the perfect match

    Infrastructure investments could be the “perfect match” for a portion of pension savings. This article contends that link between the capital at hand and its accessibility for infrastructure investments needs to be improved.

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