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.
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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Discussions at this conference focused on how financial reforms should provide a better, sustainable balance between stability and growth and how measures to strengthen the savings-investment channel should foster sustainable growth and development.
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This article examines the impact of labour, financial and demographic risks on retirement income from DC pension plans, with a special emphasis on labour-market risk.
These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.
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This guide is designed to help monitor and evaluate financial education programmes. It has been developed for use by financial education project managers, educators and stakeholders.
This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.
OECD Secretary-General talks of the need to promote a significant shift in policy-making to introduce together a new era that favours long term investments for sustainable development, at the Eurofi High Level Seminar in Paris.
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This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.
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New restrictions on the short selling of sovereign debt have been proposed in response to major threats to financial market stability and market confidence. This article voices the concerns of debt managers that the proposed changes could push their borrowing costs up.