Working Papers


  • 28-July-2011

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    How institutions shape the distributive impact of macroeconomic shocks: a DSGE analysis

    This paper examines how the the distributive impact of macroeconomic shocks is shaped by selected institutions. It uses a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) framework with heterogeneous agents and an endogenous collateral constraint.

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  • 5-July-2011

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    Financial sector reform in India: time for a second wave?

    The Indian financial system has changed considerably since the 1990s. Interest rates have been deregulated and new entrants allowed in the banking and the securities business.

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  • 4-July-2011

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    The sharing of macroeconomic risk: who loses (and gains) from macroeconomic shocks

    This paper addresses the often neglected question of how macroeconomic risk is shared across and within economies, and identifies reforms that could contribute towards achieving more desirable risk-sharing outcomes.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    Understanding the recent surge in the accumulation of international reserves

    This paper looks at the empirical determinates of foreign currency reserve holdings across a panel of around 130 countries between 1980 and 2008.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    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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