Latest Documents


  • 25-November-2013

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    Bank Business Models and the Basel System: Complexity and Interconnectedness

    The main hallmarks of the global financial crisis were too-big-to-fail institutions taking on too much risk with other people’s money: excess leverage and default pressure resulting from contagion and counterparty risk. This paper looks at whether the Basel III reforms address these issues effectively and proposes improvements to the current reform proposals.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 114kb

    Capital Controls on Inflows, the Global Financial Crisis and Economic Growth: Evidence for Emerging Economies

    This paper investigates whether countries that had controls on inflows in place prior to the crisis were less vulnerable during the global financial crisis. More generally, it examines economic growth effects of such controls over the entire economic cycle, finding that capital restrictions on inflows (particularly debt liabilities) may be useful in good times but may have adverse effects in a crisis.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 377kb

    Macro-prudential Policy, Bank Systemic Risk and Capital Controls

    This paper looks at macro-prudential policies in the light of empirical evidence on the determinants of bank systemic risk, and the effectiveness of capital controls. It concludes that complexity and interdependence is such that care should be taken in implementing macro-prudential policies until much more is understood about these issues.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 317kb

    Bank Business Models and the Separation Issue

    The bank regulator's paradox is that large, complex and interconnected banks need very little capital in the good times, but they can never have enough in an extreme crisis. Separation is required to deal with this problem, which derives mainly from counterparty risk. This paper outlines the OECD’s separation proposal and also compares it to current national approaches to separation.

  • 22-November-2013

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    Competition in Road Fuel, 2013

    This document compiles the material discussed in a competition policy roundtable on road fuel, including a summary of the discussion, country contributions and a background note that discusses the main determinants of gasoline prices and highlights relevant competition features of the markets for road fuel along the supply chain.

  • 18-November-2013

    English

    Conference on advancing responsible business practices in the Asia-Pacific region

    Jointly organised by the OECD and ESCAP, this conference focused on the role of governments in supporting and facilitating more sustainable and inclusive business practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 18-November-2013

    English

    Africa and Public Debt Management

    Sound debt management allows African policymakers to develop local-currency bond markets, integrate into a worldwide network of debt managers, and to enhance awareness of advances in Africa among policymakers, investors and others outside the continent.

  • 18-November-2013

    English

    Africa: Central government debt statistics

    This statistical yearbook provides quantitative information on African central government debt instruments. It includes individual country data but also comparative statistics to facilitate pan-African (cross-country) analysis.

  • 18-November-2013

    English

    4th Meeting of the OECD Network on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in Southern Africa

    18-19 November 2013 - Swakopmund, Namibia. This meeting served to reach a consensus on the Southern African Guidelines on the Governance of State-Owned Enterprises and worked towards developing company guidance on anti-corruption and corporate ethics in SOEs.

  • 14-November-2013

    English

    Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement in Mexico - The ISSSTE Report, 2013

    This report documents procurement regulations and practices in Mexico's State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute(ISSSTE) and makes policy recommendations in key procurement areas.

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