Working Papers


15-April-2011

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Global imbalances, exchange rate pegs and capital flows: a closer look

This paper presents a stylised model in which either a savings glut or an exchange rate peg in emerging economies drives down the level of interest rates in advanced economies and, when it hits the zero-rate bound, produces a welfare loss.

15-April-2011

English

Interest rate pass-through during the global financial crisis: the case of Sweden

Interest rate pass-through during the global financial crisis: the case of SwedenA stable relationship between monetary policy rates and bank lending and deposit rates faced by consumers and companies is essential for the effective transmission of monetary policy decisions.

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22-March-2011

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Drivers of homeownership rates in selected OECD countries

Homeownership rates have increased significantly in many OECD countries over recent decades.

8-March-2011

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How efficient are banks in Hungary?

Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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22-February-2011

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Strengthening the macroeconomic policy framework in South Africa

South Africa’s macroeconomic framework has served the economy well, but should be strengthened to make the economy more resilient to external shocks.

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17-February-2011

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Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

18-January-2011

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Making the Dutch pension system less vulnerable to financial crises

The Dutch occupational pension system has been successful in securing high asset accumulation to fund generous pension promises.

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17-December-2010

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Reforming China’s monetary policy framework to meet domestic objectives

As a result of reforms and financial sector development, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) now exerts significant control over money market interest rates.

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16-December-2010

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Real house prices in OECD countries: the role of demand shocks and structural and policy factors

This paper analyses the factors influencing the level and volatility of real house prices in a panel of OECD countries over the period 1980-2005.

15-December-2010

English

Minimising risks from imbalances in European banking

The euro area financial system took excessive risks during the global credit boom, which in some countries led to an unsustainable increase in credit, higher asset prices and housing booms.

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