Publications & Documents


  • 2-September-2009

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    Transforming Pensions and Healthcare in a Rapidly Ageing World

    This report addresses the question of ageing societies from a perspective that integrates implications and solutions for both healthcare and pensions, whereas most reports look separately at one or the other. The report focuses on opportunities, whereas most previous ones have focused primarily on risks. Finally, the report provides an overview of a broad set of practical solutions, ranging from the existing, but underappreciated, to

  • 24-August-2009

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    Is there a case for price-level targeting?

    There is a case, but there are also counter-arguments. With sufficient forward-looking behaviour among firms and households, price-level targeting can act as a powerful built-in stabiliser through automatic shifts in inflation expectations.

  • 19-August-2009

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  • 7-August-2009

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    Tackling the crisis – a strategic response

    The OECD is working to help governments restore confidence and stability in the financial system, soften the impact of the recession and strengthen the global economy over the longer term. Its strategic response to the crisis covers two main areas: align regulations and incentives in the financial sector to ensure tighter oversight and risk management; review and upgrade national policies and improve international coordination to

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  • 28-July-2009

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    Corporate governance of insurers - IAIS-OECD issues paper

    This paper provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the IAIS.

  • 22-July-2009

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    Financial stability in the United Kingdom: Banking on prudence

    This paper reviews the supervisory and regulatory framework and the many reforms that have already been adopted to remedy these weaknesses. It also provides recommendations for further reforms.

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  • 20-July-2009

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    Investment Regulations and Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, No.37

    This paper assesses the impact of different quantitative approaches to regulate investment risk on the retirement income stemming from defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It looks at how such regulations affect the spectrum of investment policies available and, through this channel, how they affect the retirement income that an individual may expect from a DC pension plan.

  • 15-July-2009

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    The bank lending channel of monetary transmission in Brazil: A VECM approach

    This paper tests for the existence of a bank lending channel in the transmission of monetary policy in Brazil using monthly aggregate data for the period 1995:12 through 2008:6.

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  • 8-July-2009

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    The Turmoil and the Financial Industry: Developments and Policy Responses

    The situation in financial markets deteriorated over the past year, but government actions have helped to avert an even bigger crisis. While some signs of recovery are on the horizon, the banking sectors in many countries are not yet on solid footing. Recent government programmes that deal with banks’ ‘toxic assets’ are welcome in this regard. But further reaching financial sector reforms such as those recently endorsed by the G20

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  • 8-July-2009

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    Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Financial and Economic Crisis

    This article discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions. Policy makers are reminded that private pensions continue to play an important role in a balanced pension system, with security coming

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