Working Papers


  • 20-February-2012

    English

    A Critical Analysis of the Technical Assumptions of the Standard Micro Portfolio Approach to Sovereign Debt Management, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.4

    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.

  • 20-February-2012

    English

    Interactions between Sovereign Debt Management and Monetary Policy under Fiscal Dominance and Financial Instability, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.3

    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.

  • 16-November-2011

    English

    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.

  • 1-November-2011

    English

    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.

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives and its Implications for Sovereign Debt Management Practices, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.1

    This report analyses the possible implications for public debt management practices arising from regulatory changes for over the counter derivatives (OTCD) that are being developed worldwide to strengthen the resiliency of the financial system. Many OECD sovereigns use OTCD in their debt management activities (mainly interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps).

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    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

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    Principles and Trade-Offs When Making Issuance Choices in the UK, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.2

    The paper argues that judgements play an important role in determining appropriate trade-offs when making issuance choices. The result of the determination of cost and risk factors and judgements about trade-offs is usually a relatively balanced issuance split across the maturity spectrum, along both the nominal and real yield curves.

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