Publications


  • 6-December-2011

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    The EU architecture to avert a sovereign debt crisis

    The EU institutional reaction to the Euro-area sovereign debt problems has focused in particular on the new architecture designed to avert a financial crisis. This architecture is made up of (i) the European Financial Stabilization Mechanism (EFSM), an EU financial assistance feature available to all 27 member states, (ii) the European Financial Stabilization Facility (EFSF), a temporary credit-enhanced SPV with minimal capitalization

  • 6-December-2011

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    The financial industry in the new regulatory landscape

    The financial market outlook and risks as well as the impact of regulatory reforms on the financial sector were the topics discussed at the October 2011 OECD Financial Roundtable. Concerns about the current situation in financial markets were centred on the sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe and its repercussions in other parts of the world. Many participants felt that policy makers had not been doing enough to address the

  • 6-December-2011

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    Public guarantees on bank bonds: effectiveness and distortions

    The government guarantees on bank bonds adopted in 2008 in many advanced economies to support the banking systems were broadly effective in resuming bank funding and preventing a credit crunch. The guarantees, however, also caused distortions in the cost of bank borrowing. Their reintroduction might help alleviate the current pressures on banks caused by the sovereign debt crisis, but the pricing mechanism should ensure a level

  • 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.

  • 6-December-2011

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    OECD Global Forum on International Investment

    The OECD Global Forum on International Investment (GFII) promotes investment for growth and sustainable development by engaging governments worldwide and interested stakeholders in peer learning and dialogue on emerging issues facing the investment policy community.

  • 6-December-2011

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    Developing a framework for effective financial crisis management

    More needs to be done to ensure accountability, independence, transparency and integrity of the various actors of the financial system safety net. This article discusses the roles and responsibilities of the various agencies that are part of the financial system safety net, and it sets out a framework for the decision-making process for these actors in the management of a financial crisis.

  • 29-November-2011

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    Transition to a Low-carbon Economy: Public Goals and Corporate Practices

    This report reviews three key areas of corporate action accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, achieving emissions reductions and engaging suppliers, consumers and others.

  • 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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