Publications & Documents


  • 15-March-2011

    English

    Private pensions systems in OECD countries

    These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.

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  • 11-March-2011

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    The Effects of Oil Price Hikes on Economic Activity and Inflation, Policy Note: Health care systems: getting more value for money, Economics Department Policy Note No. 4

    Rising energy prices stemming from turbulence across N. Africa and the Middle East will only have a modest impact on GDP and inflation in the near term, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 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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  • 4-March-2011

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    The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

    Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

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  • 28-February-2011

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    Guide to Evaluating Financial Education Programmes

    This guide is designed to help monitor and evaluate financial education programmes. It has been developed for use by financial education project managers, educators and stakeholders.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    The impact of the financial crisis on the insurance sector and policy responses

    This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.

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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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  • 18-February-2011

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    Benefits and challenges of a long-term perspective in financial activities : making the most of capital flows

    OECD Secretary-General talks of the need to promote a significant shift in policy-making to introduce together a new era that favours long term investments for sustainable development, at the Eurofi High Level Seminar in Paris.

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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.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Promoting longer-term investment by institutional investors: Selected issues and policies

    This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.

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