Working Papers


  • 26-April-2012

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    Review of the Swedish National Pension Funds, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.17

    Sweden’s National Pension Funds, responsible for 12% of Sweden’s state pension liabilities, have a fund structure that is unique among global pension reserve funds. This report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the system and recommends how both structure and management could be improved.

  • 20-April-2012

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    Current Status of National Strategies for Financial Education: A Comparative Analysis and Relevant Practices, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.16

    In both developing and developed economies, the awareness of the importance of financial education led to the development of an increasing number of tailored national strategies for financial education. These frameworks promote a smoother and more sustainable co-operation between interested parties and stakeholders, avoid duplication of resources and allow the development of articulated and tailored roadmaps with measurable and

  • 28-March-2012

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    Measuring Financial Literacy: Results of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Pilot Study

    OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.15: This paper presents the findings from a pilot study undertaken in 14 countries. The analysis focuses on variations in financial knowledge, behaviour and attitude across countries and within countries by socio-demographics.

  • 13-March-2012

    English

    Assessing the sensitivity of Hungarian debt sustainability to macroeconomic shocks under two fiscal policy reactions

    Hungarian debt level has steadily increased since 2001, with the debt-to-GDP ratio reaching about 84% at end-2011.

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  • 13-March-2012

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    Do house prices impact consumption and interest rate? Evidence from OECD countries using an agnostic identification procedure

    This paper investigates the existence of significant spillovers from the housing sector onto the wider economy for the seven major OECD countries using Uhlig's (2005) agnostic identification procedure.

  • 1-March-2012

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    Empowering Women Through Financial Awareness and Education, OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.14

    The potential implications of gender differences in financial literacy are far-reaching. This paper describes the findings of a review of the literature on gender differences in financial literacy with the aim to better understand their causes and consequences, as well as possible policy responses. It provides a starting point to collect further evidence, develop analytical work and case studies, and to identify areas that deserve

  • 20-February-2012

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    A Critical Analysis of the Technical Assumptions of the Standard Micro Portfolio Approach to Sovereign Debt Management, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.4

    The study concludes that two technical key assumptions need to hold for the standard micro portfolio approach to yield optimal (i.e. cost-minimising) results.We argue that these assumptions do not hold in the current borrowing environment characterized by fiscal dominance with complex links between public debt management and monetary policy.

  • 20-February-2012

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    Interactions between Sovereign Debt Management and Monetary Policy under Fiscal Dominance and Financial Instability, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.3

    This paper argues that serious fiscal vulnerabilities arising from many years of high government debt will create new and complex interactions between public debt management and monetary policy.

  • 2-January-2012

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    Explaining the interest-rate-growth differential underlying government debt dynamics

    The differential between the interest rate paid to service government debt and the growth rate of the economy is a key concept in assessing fiscal sustainability.

  • 2-January-2012

    English

    Public spending efficiency in the Czech Republic: fiscal policy framework and the main spending areas of pensions and healthcare

    The Czech fiscal position is generally sound and policy making is prudent. However, the fiscal framework was not strong enough to contain spending in the upturn and it would benefit from independent budget oversight.

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