Publications & Documents


  • 26-October-2011

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    Refining macroeconomic policies to sustain growth in Brazil

    This paper identifies refinements to the macroeconomic framework that will help Brazil to achieve strong performance in a new environment.

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  • 25-October-2011

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    2011 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions

    This meeting focused on pension industry developments in South Africa and in the Africa region, the coverage and adequacy of pension systems and using pension savings for long term investment and economic development.

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  • 20-October-2011

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    Globalisation, Comparative Advantage and the Changing Dynamics of Trade

    The effects of globalisation have been at the forefront of public debate in recent years, fuelled on the one hand by the large benefits of integrated markets, and on the other hand, by the detrimental adjustment effects often experienced by many economies as a result.  Knowing how trade has been evolving over time and the role policy has played in this evolution are critical to understanding the globalisation debate and grasping the lessons for future policy development. The comparative advantage hypothesis has been suggested as one of the principal explanations of international trade and of the benefits associated with openness. It has also provided the intellectual underpinnings for most trade policy in the past 50 years. This book collects OECD work that builds on recent contributions to the theory and empirics of comparative advantage, putting particular emphasis on the role policy can play in shaping trade.

  • 18-October-2011

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    G20 finance ministers agree new principles to boost financial consumer protection

    G20 finance ministers have agreed new principles on financial consumer protection developed by the OECD. “Without consumer trust and confidence we could jeopardise the basis for global economic recovery and growth,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 15-October-2011

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    OECD INFE Measuring Financial Literacy: Questionnaire and Guidance Notes for Conducting an Internationally Comparable Survey of Financial Literacy

    This new document, developed by the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), provides national authorities and other interested bodies with a core questionnaire that can be used to survey levels of financial literacy and detailed guidance on how to implement such a survey.

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  • 14-October-2011

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    OECD G20 Conference on Financial Consumer Protection

    The ongoing crisis illustrates all too well the importance of trust and confidence for the proper functioning of our financial systems and, in turn, our economies. Consumers are at the heart of the system. They should feel capable, knowledgeable, safe and secure in their dealings with financial services providers and their intermediaries, said Angel Gurría.

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  • 3-October-2011

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    Symposium on financial crisis management and the use of government guarantees

    This symposium focused on bank failure resolution and crisis management, in particular, the use of guarantees and the spill-overs between the credit qualities of sovereigns and banking systems.

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  • 30-September-2011

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    The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.11

    This paper examines the role of guarantees in DC pension plans, in particular minimum investment return guarantees during the accumulation phase. The main goal is to assess the cost and benefits of different return guarantees. The report uses a stochastic financial market model where guarantee claims are calculated as a financial derivative in a financial market framework (like e.g. the valuation of a put option). In this context, the

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  • 30-September-2011

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    Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives and its Implications for Sovereign Debt Management Practices, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.1

    This report analyses the possible implications for public debt management practices arising from regulatory changes for over the counter derivatives (OTCD) that are being developed worldwide to strengthen the resiliency of the financial system. Many OECD sovereigns use OTCD in their debt management activities (mainly interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps).

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  • 30-September-2011

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    Evaluation of minimum return guarantees in defined contribution pension plans

    The Working Paper “The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions” argues that, while there is a clear need to better protect retirement income from financial market volatility, the costs and benefits of investment return guarantees should be carefully evaluated.

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