Publications & Documents


  • 19-May-2011

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    Capital flows and the economy

    Increasing international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

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    Capital Flows, Economics Department Policy Note No. 6

    Increased international capital flows can support long-term income growth through a better international allocation of saving and investment.

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  • 10-May-2011

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    Restoring Public Finances - report outlining the fiscal consolidation plans of OECD countries

    The state of public finances has worsened considerably in many OECD countries. This report provides an overview of fiscal consolidation strategies (either reducing expenditures or raising taxes) to put public finances on a sustainable path.

  • 5-May-2011

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    12th OECD-World Bank Group-IMF Global Bond Market Forum

    Discussions at the forum focused on latest developments in global bond markets, including the impact of the financial crisis on market functioning and debt levels and other emerging issues.

  • 1-May-2011

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    Funding in Public Sector Pension Plans: International Evidence, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.8

    This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.

  • 1-May-2011

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    Catastrophe Financing for Governments: Learning from the 2009-2012 MultiCat Program in Mexico, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.9

    This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.

  • 26-April-2011

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    Policy frameworks in the post-crisis environment

    The financial crisis revealed flaws in pre-crisis policy frameworks.

  • 15-April-2011

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    What drives inflation in the major OECD economies?

    This paper presents an empirical analysis of the determinants of inflation in the United States, Japan, the euro area and the United Kingdom, focusing on the role of resource utilisation, inflation expectations, inflation persistence and imported inflation.

  • 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

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    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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