Working Papers


  • 1-May-2011

    English

    Catastrophe Financing for Governments: Learning from the 2009-2012 MultiCat Program in Mexico, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.9

    This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Funding in Public Sector Pension Plans: International Evidence, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.8

    This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.

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  • 26-April-2011

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    Policy frameworks in the post-crisis environment

    The financial crisis revealed flaws in pre-crisis policy frameworks.

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  • 15-April-2011

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    What drives inflation in the major OECD economies?

    This paper presents an empirical analysis of the determinants of inflation in the United States, Japan, the euro area and the United Kingdom, focusing on the role of resource utilisation, inflation expectations, inflation persistence and imported inflation.

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  • 15-April-2011

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    Global imbalances, exchange rate pegs and capital flows: a closer look

    This paper presents a stylised model in which either a savings glut or an exchange rate peg in emerging economies drives down the level of interest rates in advanced economies and, when it hits the zero-rate bound, produces a welfare loss.

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  • 15-April-2011

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    Interest rate pass-through during the global financial crisis: the case of Sweden

    Interest rate pass-through during the global financial crisis: the case of SwedenA stable relationship between monetary policy rates and bank lending and deposit rates faced by consumers and companies is essential for the effective transmission of monetary policy decisions.

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  • 22-March-2011

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    Drivers of homeownership rates in selected OECD countries

    Homeownership rates have increased significantly in many OECD countries over recent decades.

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  • 8-March-2011

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    How efficient are banks in Hungary?

    Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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  • 22-February-2011

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    Strengthening the macroeconomic policy framework in South Africa

    South Africa’s macroeconomic framework has served the economy well, but should be strengthened to make the economy more resilient to external shocks.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

    The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

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