Publications & Documents


  • 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

  • 1-December-2011

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    Regional FDI-SME linkage strategies in Kazakhstan - 2011/2015

    This project examines how policies can support the integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into global value chains through creating and exploiting linkages between SMEs and Foreign Direct Investors (FDI). It involves assessments of current conditions and opportunities in three regions of Kazakhstan and makes recommendations for policy actions at national and local levels.

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  • 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.

  • 25-November-2011

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    Overcoming the banking crisis in Ireland

    Ireland is recovering from an extremely large banking crisis born of over-exuberant property lending. The government has taken a wide range of measures to tackle the crisis over the past 3 years.

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  • 25-November-2011

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    Macroeconomic and structural policies to further stabilise the Mexican economy

    Improvements in the macroeconomic policy framework over the past two decades and prudent regulation of the financial system have contributed to reduce output volatility in Mexico relative to other OECD countries.

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  • 16-November-2011

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    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.

  • 4-November-2011

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    G20 Leaders Summit: Financial Regulation Session

    At this Financial Regulation Session of the G20 Leaders Summit, M. Gurría spoke of 'a comprehensive reform of the international financial architecture that should include financial inclusion, protection and education'.

  • 3-November-2011

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    The Potential Impact of Banking Crises on Public Finances: An Assessment of Selected EU Countries Using SYMBOL

    The report assess the potential impact of a crisis in the banking sector on public finances in four selected EU Member States and finds that in two of them governments are likely to have to cover losses generated in the banking system.

  • 3-November-2011

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    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

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    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.

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