This book, the first major study of financial education at the international level, contributes to the development of consumer financial literacy by providing information to policymakers on effective financial education programmes.
This publication compiles papers and reports from an OECD conference on catastrophic risks and insurance held in 2004. The combination of leading academic analysis, and information and experience sharing by governments and private sector representatives involved in the financial management of catastrophe risks, makes this publication a
Who should compensate the losses stemming from new forms of terrorism? To what extent and under what conditions can insurers and reinsurers continue to cover this exposure? Could financial markets provide additional capacity? Should governments be called upon to participate in the financial coverage of terrorism risk?
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This book presents classification schemes approved by OECD countries for pension plans and pension funds. In addition, it includes a glossary of terminology frequently used in discussions of pensions. This book is presented in both English and in French, and is designed to be a practical tool for those working in the field.
Discussions on pension policy are often unnecessarily complicated by misunderstandings over basic definitions. Therefore, one of the first tasks of the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions was the creation of a classification of private pension systems that was applicable worldwide. The classification contains a separate glossary of terms used in the private pensions field.
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Features of mortgage and housing markets appear to play a major role in shaping the economic cycle across countries. Economic Studies No. 38.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, chapter IV. The oil price has more than doubled in dollar terms since the late 1990s, while increasing substantially, though somewhat less, in terms of the other major currencies. The chapter begins by investigating the fundamentals driving longer-term oil market developments and the implications for the long-run equilibrium price. It then identifies short-term influences which may have caused risk
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This paper focuses on the identification of potential conflict of interest situations through effective supervisory techniques, and examines possible regulatory gaps in existing laws. First, it provides an overview of a typical pension plan cycle, and compares the conflicts of interest rules and regulations of six countries–Chile, Costa Rica, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, and Slovenia—and examines how these would apply to typical conflict
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This article, which was published in Financial Market Trends, No. 87, October 2004, provides an overview of OECD's Financial Education Project and reports on results to date.
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Chapter IV of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 75. Buoyant house prices give a greater boost to consumer spending in countries with more diversified mortgage markets. But distortions to the housing market, such as tax breaks, should be avoided to counter excessive price volatility.