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  • 20-April-2012

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    Current Status of National Strategies for Financial Education: A Comparative Analysis and Relevant Practices, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.16

    In both developing and developed economies, the awareness of the importance of financial education led to the development of an increasing number of tailored national strategies for financial education. These frameworks promote a smoother and more sustainable co-operation between interested parties and stakeholders, avoid duplication of resources and allow the development of articulated and tailored roadmaps with measurable and

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  • 28-March-2012

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    Measuring Financial Literacy: Results of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Pilot Study

    OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.15: This paper presents the findings from a pilot study undertaken in 14 countries. The analysis focuses on variations in financial knowledge, behaviour and attitude across countries and within countries by socio-demographics.

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  • 27-March-2012

    English, Excel, 1,818kb

    Ratings Agencies Issues: Presentation to the French Senate

    This presentation by Adrian Blundell Wignall was made to the French Senate on 27 March 2012 in the context of their enquiry on credit rating agencies (CRAs).

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  • 20-March-2012

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    Funding systemic crisis resolution

    This presentation provides a selective update of the 2010 report on "Systemic Financial Crises: How to fund resolution".

  • 1-March-2012

    English

    Empowering Women Through Financial Awareness and Education, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.14

    The potential implications of gender differences in financial literacy are far-reaching. This paper describes the findings of a review of the literature on gender differences in financial literacy with the aim to better understand their causes and consequences, as well as possible policy responses. It provides a starting point to collect further evidence, develop analytical work and case studies, and to identify areas that deserve

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  • 20-February-2012

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    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.

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  • 20-February-2012

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    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.

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  • 7-February-2012

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    12th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

    Discussions at this meeting focused on the global financial situation and regulatory reforms; capital flows; regional financial markets; financial education and consumer protection in Asia; and, regulation, supervision and risk management of Asian banks.

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  • 26-January-2012

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    Solving the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe

    This paper examines the policies that have been proposed to solve the financial and sovereign debt crisis in Europe, against the backdrop of what the real underlying problems are: extreme differences in competitiveness; the absence of a growth strategy; sovereign, household and corporate debt at high levels in the very countries that are least competitive; and banks that have become too large, driven by dangerous trends in ‘capital

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  • 15-December-2011

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    Highlights from the OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook N°4

    OECD governments are facing unprecedented challenges in the markets for government securities as a result of continued strong borrowing amid a highly uncertain environment with growing concerns about the pace of recovery, surging borrowing costs, sovereign risk and contagion pressures. The fourth OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook provides estimates for 2011 and projections for 2012. Higher than anticipated gross borrowing needs of

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