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This presentation by Adrian Blundell Wignall was made to the French Senate on 27 March 2012 in the context of their enquiry on credit rating agencies (CRAs).
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Detailed guide to evaluating financial education programmes English
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This report analyses the management of investment risk in the Chilean pension system, focusing on various risk measures that can be applied in a defined contribution context. The report also reviews Chilean regulations regarding risk management in the context of international best practices.
Discussions at the forum will focus on latest developments in global bond markets, including the impact of the financial crisis on market functioning and debt levels and other emerging issues.
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A set of supplementary questions is also available. These are tried-and-tested questions across a range of relevant topics that can be used in addition to the core questionnaire to provide more detail at the national level.
Financial literacy is recognised as an essential life-skill. On International Women’s Day, this blog discusses gender differences in financial literacy and their potential implications.
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
This paper argues that serious fiscal vulnerabilities arising from many years of high government debt will create new and complex interactions between public debt management and monetary policy.
The study concludes that two technical key assumptions need to hold for the standard micro portfolio approach to yield optimal (i.e. cost-minimising) results.We argue that these assumptions do not hold in the current borrowing environment characterized by fiscal dominance with complex links between public debt management and monetary policy.