Publications & Documents


  • 3-November-2011

    English, , 184kb

    The Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation in Germany: From Rescuing to Restructuring

    While neither the legal nor institutional framework in Germany were adequate for dealing with stressed banks in the recent financial crisis, the newly established Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation fills that gap. Initially focusing on rescuing banks, that agency now focuses on restructuring them.

  • 2-November-2011

    English, , 262kb

    The Macro-Prudential Authority: Powers, Scope and Accountability

    The macro-prudential authority is being adopted by monetary policy authorities as a means to limit systemic financial risks in the light of weaknesses revealed by the crisis. This article outlines the powers, scope and accountability that should characterise the macro-prudential authority.

  • 2-November-2011

    English, , 194kb

    The Fault Lines in Cross-border Banking: Lessons from Iceland

    The financial crisis exposed serious flaws in the European framework for cross-border banking, including deposit insurance. Iceland’s experience shows that sizeable cross-border banking operations in small countries with their own currency come with very significant risks.

  • 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.

  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Accession reviews by the Insurance and Private Pensions Committee

    These reports describe the main features of the financial, and insurance and private pensions markets of countries that have recently joined the OECD.

  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Accession reviews by the Committee on Financial Markets

    These reports describe the main features of the financial markets of countries that have recently joined the OECD.

  • 28-October-2011

    English, , 232kb

    Managing Crises Without Government Guarantees – How Do We Get There?

    This speech discusses policy responses to financial crises, with a particular focus on the US experience with government intervention during the 2008-09 financial crisis. It also reflects on the possibilities for conducting crisis management without financial guarantees.

  • 27-October-2011

    English

    The demand for safe assets in emerging economies and global imbalances: new empirical evidence

    Mismatches between the supply and the demand of safe financial assets in fast-growing emerging countries have been singled out by economic theory as drivers of international capital flows and, ultimately, global current account imbalances.

  • 27-October-2011

    English

    Drivers of systemic banking crises: the role of bank-balance-sheet contagion and financial account structure

    This paper examines whether the composition of a country’s external liabilities and assets has an incidence on its risk of suffering financial turmoil.

  • 27-October-2011

    English

    OECD-FSB Conference on Financial Literacy: Financial Education for All

    This financial literary conference will focus on designing and establishing effective financial education initiatives to support and protect consumers.

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