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William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.
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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In previous studies, the OECD has identified the main hallmarks of the crisis as too-big-to-fail institutions that took on too much risk, insolvency resulting from contagion and counterparty risk, the lack of regulatory and supervisory integration, and the lack of efficient resolution regimes. This article looks at how the Basel III proposals address these issues, helping to reduce the chance of another crisis like the current one.
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OECD's recommendations on how to decide on appropriate policy in the face of an economic disturbance.
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Special Chapter from Economic Outlook 87, May 2010
The future growth path in Luxembourg is likely to be weaker than in the past. Pension reform, together with fiscal consolidation, is required to put the public finances on a sustainable footing, while adaptability of the labour market need to be improved.
The Polish economy has become increasingly connected with the international economy, but challenges are widespread to improve Poland’s position in global markets.
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.
Going for Growth 2010 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2009 edition.
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The current economic and financial crisis has shaken confidence in funded pension systems in general and in defined contribution (DC) pension plans in particular. The crisis has highlighted the impact of market conditions on retirement savings accumulated in DC pension plans and the uncertainty as to whether those retirement savings may prove adequate to finance retirement – particularly for those close to retirement. The purpose of