Working Papers


  • 15-October-2009

    English

    Iceland: The Financial and Economic Crisis (Economics Department Working Paper 725)

    This working paper begins with a discussion of the factors that made the banks, non-financial firms and households vulnerable to deterioration in global financial markets. It then describes the failure of the banks, its direct impact on government debt, the IMF SBA and the economic outlook.

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  • 30-September-2009

    English

    The role of transparency in the conduct of monetary policy

    In contrast to the once prevailing norm of secrecy and opaqueness, transparency has now become one of the main features characterising the conduct of monetary policy.

  • 24-August-2009

    English

    Is there a case for price-level targeting?

    There is a case, but there are also counter-arguments. With sufficient forward-looking behaviour among firms and households, price-level targeting can act as a powerful built-in stabiliser through automatic shifts in inflation expectations.

  • 22-July-2009

    English

    Financial stability in the United Kingdom: Banking on prudence

    This paper reviews the supervisory and regulatory framework and the many reforms that have already been adopted to remedy these weaknesses. It also provides recommendations for further reforms.

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  • 20-July-2009

    English, , 611kb

    Investment Regulations and Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, No.37

    This paper assesses the impact of different quantitative approaches to regulate investment risk on the retirement income stemming from defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It looks at how such regulations affect the spectrum of investment policies available and, through this channel, how they affect the retirement income that an individual may expect from a DC pension plan.

  • 15-July-2009

    English

    The bank lending channel of monetary transmission in Brazil: A VECM approach

    This paper tests for the existence of a bank lending channel in the transmission of monetary policy in Brazil using monthly aggregate data for the period 1995:12 through 2008:6.

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  • 30-June-2009

    English, Excel, 679kb

    Financial Education and the Crisis: Policy Paper and Guidance

    Financial Education and the Crisis: Policy Paper and Guidance, OECD 2009

  • 22-May-2009

    English

    The effect of financial crises on potential output: new empirical evidence from OECD countries

    The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of financial crises on potential output.

  • 21-April-2009

    English, , 535kb

    Working Paper 35: Defined-Contribution (DC) arrangements in Anglo-Saxon countries

    This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • 21-April-2009

    English, , 332kb

    Working Paper 36: Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions.

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