Publications & Documents


  • 13-July-2010

    English

    Pension fund assets struggle to return to pre-crisis levels

    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 for their crisis-related losses due to more conservative investment strategies.

  • 5-July-2010

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    Gauging the impact of higher capital and oil costs on potential output

    Higher oil prices and the prospect of higher borrowing costs are likely to reduce the productive potential of OECD economies. The present study provides illustrative numerical estimates of the impact under different scenarios using a stylised model based on a production function.

  • 5-July-2010

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    The German Banking System: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

    The German banking system came under pressure during the financial crisis, not least due to its significant exposure to toxic assets which originated in the US. In the short run, the stability of the system has been achieved, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 17-June-2010

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    Enhancing Financial Stability Through Better Regulation in Hungary

    The global crisis exposed weaknesses in the Hungarian financial system that pose risks to financial stability, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

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    Israel: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

    Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt, as discussed in this working paper.

  • 7-June-2010

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    OECD-Bank of Italy Symposium on Financial Literacy: Improving Financial Education Efficiency

    Discussions at this high-level event focused on financial literacy, behavioural economics and financial education and the importance of financial education in defined contribution pension schemes.

  • 7-June-2010

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    Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.2

    This paper assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase.

  • 7-June-2010

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    Retirement income may become a “lottery” unless default strategies are carefully designed

    Working Paper: "Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans". Future retirees can expect dramatic fluctuations in fortunes between members of a cohort unless they adopt investment strategies that reduce the impact of market shocks. Similar strategies should also become the default for individuals who make no active investment choice.

  • 3-June-2010

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    How to put the global economy on a sustainable growth path

    William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.

  • 3-June-2010

    English

    Beyond the crisis: Shifting gears

    The deep scars of the crisis can be relieved through appropriate policy action, particularly in competition, jobs, taxes and financial services. This would bolster long-term growth too.

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