Publications & Documents


  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 35: Defined-Contribution (DC) arrangements in Anglo-Saxon countries

    This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • 21-April-2009

    English

    Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    The current financial crisis has had a major impact on global pension assets, with the OECD estimating declines of $5.4tn (over 20%) at the end of 2008. This is putting pressure on funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans, and has served a severe blow to members of defined contribution (DC) plans close to retirement, denting confidence in many DC systems. This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic

  • 10-April-2009

    English

    The impact of monetary and commodity fundamentals, macro news and central bank communication on the exchange rate: Evidence from South Africa

    This paper studies drivers of high-frequency (daily) dynamics of the South African rand vis-à-vis the dollar from January 2001 to July 2007.

  • 2-April-2009

    English, , 267kb

    Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

    The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent

  • 1-April-2009

    English

    Inflation Responses to Recent Shocks: Do G7 Countries Behave Differently?

    This working paper uses a variety of empirical methods to examine the apparent differences in monetary policy stances as between the United States and other G7 economies.

  • 31-March-2009

    English, , 371kb

    Working Paper 34: Evaluating the Design of Private Pension Plans: Costs and Benefits of Risk-Sharing

    The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.

  • 23-March-2009

    English

    Pensions and the crisis

    Fiona Stewart discusses the impact of the crisis on pensions funds and what needs to be done.

  • 21-March-2009

    English

    Beyond the crisis: for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy

    In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from

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  • 16-March-2009

    English

    Public Consultation: Draft IAIS-OECD Issues Paper on Insurer Corporate Governance

    The IAIS-OECD issues paper on insurer corporate governance provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. Comments received were considered in the preparation of a final version of the issues paper.

  • 9-March-2009

    English

    The macroeconomic consequences of banking crises in OECD countries

    This paper examines the characteristics of downturns and subsequent recoveries following past banking crises in OECD countries as well as evidence of any effects on potential output growth.

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