Publications & Documents


  • 13-August-2010

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    The EU Stress Test and Sovereign Debt Exposures, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.4

    This paper shows that most sovereign debt is held on the banking books of banks, whereas the EU stress test considered only their small trading book exposures. It discusses why sovereign debt held in the banking book cannot be ignored by investors and creditors, because of recovery values in the event of individual bank failures; and fiscal sustainability and structural competitiveness issues which mean the market cannot give a zero

  • 30-July-2010

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    The Korean financial system: overcoming the global financial crisis and addressing remaining problems

    The intensification of the global financial crisis in late 2008 led to large capital outflows from Korea and turmoil in its capital markets.

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  • 27-July-2010

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    Are global imbalances sustainable? Post-crisis scenarios

    This paper assesses the sustainability of global imbalances by testing for the presence of unit roots in the current account positions of the United States, China, Japan, Germany and the oil-exporting countries using a methodology that allows for structural breaks in levels and trends.

  • 22-July-2010

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    The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Defined Benefit Plans and the Need for Counter-Cyclical Funding Regulations, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.3

    This paper discusses the impact of the crisis on defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and the temporary responses taken by regulators to help ease financially strained plan sponsors. It presents suggestions to governments and policy makers for making funding regulations more counter-cyclical in nature. Such measures could strengthen the security of DB benefits and help to maintain DB plans for future workers.

  • 22-July-2010

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    Poland: Preparing for euro adoption

    The paper focuses on the major structural reforms necessary to prepare for euro adoption that should allow a sustainable fulfilment of the Maastricht criteria and maximisation of the ensuing various benefits.

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  • 22-July-2010

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    European Union: Catching up and inflation: Balassa-Samuelson, Engel’s law and other culprits

    This study analyses the impact of economic catching up on annual inflation rates in the European Union with a special focus on the new member countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

  • 16-July-2010

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    The Design of Government Guarantees for Bank Bonds: Lessons from the Recent Financial Crisis

    Government-guaranteed bank bonds have been an effective tool in avoiding the worst during the financial crisis. However, the pricing of the guarantees has created competitive distortions and the continued availability of such guarantees into 2010 may have reduced the pressure on some banks to address their weaknesses.

  • 15-July-2010

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    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

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  • 15-July-2010

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    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

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  • 13-July-2010

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    Pension Markets in Focus - No 7, July 2010

    While pension funds have strengthened with the financial market rebound, OECD data show that pension fund assets in most countries have yet to recover to pre-crisis levels. Public pension reserve funds, however, have now fully made up for their crisis-related losses due to more conservative investment strategies.

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