Publications & Documents


  • 4-February-2014

    English

    Fiscal incentives and retirement savings

    Launched in 2014, this project will review the cost effectiveness of tax and other financial incentives, as well as assess the more efficient ways of using public money to increase savings for retirement, retirement income and replacement rates.

  • 21-janvier-2014

    Français

    Notes de politique économique

    Cette série a été conçue pour mettre à la disposition d’un public plus large certaines des études réalisées par le Département des Affaires économiques.

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  • 16-janvier-2014

    Français

    Partager la richesse nationale au Brésil: la distribution des revenus, les politiques sociales et la nouvelle classe moyenne

    Le Brésil a accompli des progrès remarquables en termes de réduction de la pauvreté et des inégalités. Cela tient au dynamisme de la croissance mais aussi à l'efficacité des politiques sociales. En dehors de la croissance, ce sont les services publics et les transferts monétaires qui ont été les facteurs les plus importants, notamment les seconds dans le cadre du programme Bolsa Familia, qui a été couronné de succès.

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  • 7-janvier-2014

    Français

    L’état du secteur bancaire en Europe

    Ce document examine l'état du secteur bancaire en Europe. Au niveau agrégé, les données empiriques suggèrent que les pays baltes, Chypre, la Grèce et l'Irlande, en particulier, sont touchés par une forte diminution du crédit à la suite de la crise financière.

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  • 15-December-2013

    English, PDF, 648kb

    Understanding climate change finance flows and effectiveness – mapping of recent initiatives

    This paper is aimed primarily at government officials who are involved in decision making over how to utilise climate finance in support of relevant national actions. It provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis.

  • 5-December-2013

    English

    Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2013: How to unlock investment in support of green growth?

    The 2013 Forum was held on 5-6 December and discussed how governments can improve their investment policy framework to reduce the risk and attract long-term private finance in support of green growth.

  • 5-December-2013

    English

    14th IMF-OECD-World Bank Global Bond Market Forum

    Organised in in Washington on 5-6 December 2013, discussions at this meeting focused on how capital markets can help enhance infrastructure financing.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 312kb

    Bank Business Models and the Basel System: Complexity and Interconnectedness

    The main hallmarks of the global financial crisis were too-big-to-fail institutions taking on too much risk with other people’s money: excess leverage and default pressure resulting from contagion and counterparty risk. This paper looks at whether the Basel III reforms address these issues effectively and proposes improvements to the current reform proposals.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 114kb

    Capital Controls on Inflows, the Global Financial Crisis and Economic Growth: Evidence for Emerging Economies

    This paper investigates whether countries that had controls on inflows in place prior to the crisis were less vulnerable during the global financial crisis. More generally, it examines economic growth effects of such controls over the entire economic cycle, finding that capital restrictions on inflows (particularly debt liabilities) may be useful in good times but may have adverse effects in a crisis.

  • 25-November-2013

    English, PDF, 377kb

    Macro-prudential Policy, Bank Systemic Risk and Capital Controls

    This paper looks at macro-prudential policies in the light of empirical evidence on the determinants of bank systemic risk, and the effectiveness of capital controls. It concludes that complexity and interdependence is such that care should be taken in implementing macro-prudential policies until much more is understood about these issues.

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