Working Papers


  • 7-June-2010

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    Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.2

    This paper assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase.

  • 1-June-2010

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    Can emerging asset price bubbles be detected?

    Bayesian Model Averaging techniques are used to analyse how robustly it is possible to identify factors that may lead to the bursting of asset price bubbles in OECD economies.

  • 29-March-2010

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    Working Paper 38: Managing investment risk in defined benefit pension funds

    This paper inquires into the forces that drive the practice of risk management at defined benefit (DB) pension funds in Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States in the aftermath of the perfect pension storm. First, pension funds’ risk management is grounded in the context of the development of modern risk management in the financial industry more general. Second, focusing solely on single-employer sponsored DB

  • 24-March-2010

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    Working Paper 41: Policy Action in Private Occupational Pensions in Japan since the Economic Crisis of the 1990s

    The public pension system of Japan provides coverage for all, irrespective of occupation and income. Corporate pension plans provide additional benefits over the public pension in order to meet the diversified financial needs in retirement and play a key role in enriching people’s life after retirement.The majority of corporate pensions in Japan are defined-benefit type. Consequently, a great amount of attention is paid to benefit

  • 24-March-2010

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    Framework for the development of financial literacy baseline surveys - OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.1

    This working paper provides draft good practice guidelines for the design of national financial literacy surveys and proposes guidelines for the design of a core set of good practice questions for embedding within any national surveys aimed at measuring financial literacy levels.

  • 22-February-2010

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    Monetary policy responses to the crisis and exit strategies

    Central banks have responded with exceptional vigour to the crisis by using their traditional interest-rate tools to their limits and deploying a wide range of unconventional measures.

  • 18-February-2010

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    Working Paper 40: Pension Funds’ Risk-management Framework: Regulation and Supervisory Oversight

    Drawing on the experience of the pensions and other financial sectors, this paper examines what sort of risk-management framework pension funds should have in place. Such frameworks are broken down into four main categories: management oversight and culture; strategy and risk assessment; control systems; and information and reporting. Ways in which supervisory authorities can check that such systems are operating are also considered,

  • 3-February-2010

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    China’s financial sector reforms

    Despite progress in opening up the financial sector to international investors and in allowing domestic investors to invest abroad, liberalisation has been slow and in most market segments the foreign share remains very small.

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  • 18-December-2009

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    Towards a flexible exchange rate policy in Russia

    In the years preceding the onset of the global financial crisis, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) had two goals: to reduce inflation and limit the real appreciation of the rouble.

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  • 10-December-2009

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    Financial stability: overcoming the crisis and improving the efficiency of the banking sector in Japan

    Japanese banks largely avoided the direct impact from the global financial crisis thanks to their limited exposure to foreign toxic assets, the regulatory framework in Japan and the small role of securitisation.

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