Dr. Adrian Blundell-Wignall
Director in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Financial Markets
Permanent url: www.oecd.org/daf/abw
Dr. Adrian Blundell-Wignall is the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Financial Markets and Director in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF) at the OECD. DAF supports governments to improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets. Key areas of work include anti-bribery, competition, corporate affairs, international investment, financial markets, insurance and private pensions.
He is founder and chairman of a charitable foundation (The Anika Foundation) that raises and invests an endowment fund to provide scholarships in a critical area of healthcare.
Mr. Blundell-Wignall is an Australian citizen. He has a 1st class Honours degree and a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University, UK.
He is the author of extensive publications on financial markets and monetary policy in learned journals and books, as well as broker analyst studies and reports.
Early in his career he held economist positions in: the OECD Economics Department, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Economic Planning Advisory Council of Australia.
Keeping capital flows orderly, December 2015
Freedom of choice, bitcoins and legal tender, August 2014
Problems in the International Financial System, August 2014
Bank Business Models and the Separation Issue, November 2013
Macro-prudential Policy, Bank Systemic Risk and Capital Controls, 20 November 2013
Cyprus: Further compressing the coiled spring, March 2013
Ratings Agencies Issues: Presentation to the French Senate, presentation to the French Senate on 27 March 2012
Solving Europe's financial crisis, 2 February 2012 (Article published in Bloomberg Brief: Economics Europe)
Bank competition and financial stability, August 2011
The EU Stress Test and Sovereign Debt Exposures, August 2010
Fixing Finance - Origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform, New America Foundation, 13 October 2009
The Financial Crisis: Reform and Exit Strategies, September 2009
The financial crisis and the requirements of reform at OECD Forum 2009, 22-23 June 2009
The Current Financial Crisis: Causes and Policy Issues, January 2009
The sub-prime crisis: Causal distortions and regulatory reform, Australian Reserve Bank Conference on Lessons from the Financial Turmoil of 2007 and 2008, October 2008
Subprime Crisis: Causes, Losses, Deleveraging & Policy, annual meeting of the Committee on Economics Affairs and Development of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, June 2008
Sovereign wealth and pension fund issues, May 2008
Presentation on Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Issues, Global Pension Summit, China, 28-29 February 2008
Structured Products: Implications for Financial Markets, November 2007