Reports


  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 114kb

    Capital Controls on Inflows, the Global Financial Crisis and Economic Growth: Evidence for Emerging Economies

    This paper investigates whether countries that had controls on inflows in place prior to the crisis were less vulnerable during the global financial crisis. More generally, it examines economic growth effects of such controls over the entire economic cycle, finding that capital restrictions on inflows (particularly debt liabilities) may be useful in good times but may have adverse effects in a crisis.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 377kb

    Macro-prudential Policy, Bank Systemic Risk and Capital Controls

    This paper looks at macro-prudential policies in the light of empirical evidence on the determinants of bank systemic risk, and the effectiveness of capital controls. It concludes that complexity and interdependence is such that care should be taken in implementing macro-prudential policies until much more is understood about these issues.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 317kb

    Bank Business Models and the Separation Issue

    The bank regulator's paradox is that large, complex and interconnected banks need very little capital in the good times, but they can never have enough in an extreme crisis. Separation is required to deal with this problem, which derives mainly from counterparty risk. This paper outlines the OECD’s separation proposal and also compares it to current national approaches to separation.

  • 18-November-2013

    English

    Africa and Public Debt Management

    Sound debt management allows African policymakers to develop local-currency bond markets, integrate into a worldwide network of debt managers, and to enhance awareness of advances in Africa among policymakers, investors and others outside the continent.

  • 18-November-2013

    English

    Africa: Central government debt statistics

    This statistical yearbook provides quantitative information on African central government debt instruments. It includes individual country data but also comparative statistics to facilitate pan-African (cross-country) analysis.

  • 4-November-2013

    English, PDF, 3,739kb

    Pension Markets in Focus 2013

    After showing an average negative rate of return on investment across the OECD zone in 2011, pension fund assets achieved high returns in almost all OECD countries in 2012, with a real return greater than 5% in 18 countries, according to the latest edition of Pension Markets in Focus.

  • 4-November-2013

    French, PDF, 463kb

    Le Point sur les marchés des pensions des pays de l’OCDE

    En 2012, les plans de retraite privés dans l’OCDE, qui représentaient au total 32 100 milliards USD, étaient proposés par des fonds de pension (67.9%), des banques et des sociétés d’investissement (18.5%), des sociétés d’assurance (12.8%) ou des employeurs les provisionnant au bilan (0.8%).

  • 16-October-2013

    English

    Women and Financial Education: Evidence, Policy Responses and Guidance

    This book addresses gender differences in financial literacy and reviews policy responses and initiatives across the world to tackle women’s and girls’ needs, drawing lessons from existing experiences.

  • 4-October-2013

    English

    Local currency bond markets

    Local currency bond markets play an important role in improving the resilience of the domestic economy and financial systems. This diagnostic framework provides a tool for analysing the state of development and efficiency of local currency bond markets in emerging and developing economies.

  • 30-September-2013

    English

    Sovereign debt and financial stability

    In-depth analysis from the OECD addresses the financial market dimension of sovereign debt challenges to assist policy makers in designing, adopting, and implementing appropriate policies.

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