Publications & Documents


  • 27-August-2014

    English

    Freedom of choice, bitcoins and legal tender

    This blog post by Adrian Blundell-Wignall builds on a working paper he published earlier this year titled "The Bitcoin Question: Currency versus Trust-less Transfer Technology".

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  • 27-August-2014

    English, PDF, 450kb

    Policy responses to the issue of implicit bank debt guarantees: OECD survey results

    Bank regulatory reform measures are expected to limit the value of implicit bank debt guarantees, even if not plainly targeting such values. These survey results, covering 35 countries, show that no single policy is considered capable of fully eliminating the market perception that bank debt is “special”. A mixture of different and complementary measures is seen to hold greater promise.

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  • 7-August-2014

    English, PDF, 395kb

    Problems in the International Financial System

    Since the 1980s, OECD investment-saving correlations – as an inverse measure of economic openness – indicate a very wide disparity of openness between the OECD and emerging market economies (EMEs) with an absence of open markets in the latter. Given the increasing weight of EMEs in the world economy, this paper warns that this pattern of growth with disparity of openness is ultimately unsustainable.

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  • 1-August-2014

    English

    International E-Platform on Terrorism Risk Insurance

    This e-platform monitors the evolution of national terrorism insurance programmes and the degree of government participation in these schemes. It tracks market trends, and identifies and shares best practices to continuously improve terrorism insurance solutions and financial resilience to terrorism.

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  • 29-juillet-2014

    Français

    Taux d’intérêt à long terme des États-Unis et flux de capitaux vers les pays émergents

    Ce document étudie l'association entre les taux d'intérêt à long terme des États-Unis et les cycles de flux de capitaux vers les pays émergents. Il constate que, en effet, les cycles des flux de capitaux vers des pays émergents sont liés à la conjoncture mondiale, y compris l'aversion au risque global et les taux d'intérêt à long terme aux États-Unis.

  • 24-juillet-2014

    Français

    Restructurer les marchés canadiens du logement : financements, accessibilité financière et étalement urbain

    Les prix des logements ont sensiblement augmenté au Canada au cours des dix dernières années, portant la dette des ménages et la construction de logements à des points hauts historiques.

  • 9-July-2014

    English

    Launch of PISA Financial Literacy Assessment

    The results of this first-ever assessment are a true call for action. We need to step up our global and common efforts to better identify the financial literacy needs of 15-year-olds and explore ways to improve this essential life skill, warned OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 9-July-2014

    English

    Launch of the OECD PISA financial literacy assessment of students

    The results of the first international assessment of 15-year-old students’ financial literacy competencies were presented in Paris on 9 July 2014.

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  • 9-July-2014

    English

    OECD PISA financial literacy assessment of students

    The first OECD PISA international assessment of financial literacy examined 15-year-old students’ performance in financial literacy in the 18 countries and economies that participated in this optional assessment.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English

    APEC/OECD Seminar on long-term and stable financing

    This seminar took place in Dalian, China, with discussions focusing on institutional investors and long-term financing and policy measures and initiatives to address constraints to infrastructure investment identified by APEC under the Chinese presidency.

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