Publications & Documents


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

  • 15-July-2010

    English

    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.

  • 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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  • 13-July-2010

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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