The state of public finances has worsened considerably in many OECD countries. This report provides an overview of fiscal consolidation strategies (either reducing expenditures or raising taxes) to put public finances on a sustainable path.
Going for Growth 2011 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2010 edition.
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This paper depicts the rapid development and transformation of the Chinese economy so far and discusses how to sustain vigorous and inclusive growth.
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This article examines the impact of labour, financial and demographic risks on retirement income from DC pension plans, with a special emphasis on labour-market risk.
These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.
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Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.
This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.
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This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.
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New restrictions on the short selling of sovereign debt have been proposed in response to major threats to financial market stability and market confidence. This article voices the concerns of debt managers that the proposed changes could push their borrowing costs up.