Insurance and pensions

Finance and enterprise affairs: Call for papers

 

It is easy to say that in policy planning we need to move away from a narrow focus on material growth to a broader notion of well-being and inclusiveness, but how do we go about it?

 

This call for papers is directed at young researchers and PhD-level students. We are looking for fresh ideas that challenge our thinking on how government policies in the areas of competition, corporate governance, capital markets and financial services, international investment and foreign bribery can have an impact on our well-being as defined by the OECD's Better Life Initiative. The call for papers includes a total of five challenges to be rolled out consecutively.

 

   

CHALLENGE NO. 2

09/04/2014 - Stock markets have traditionally played a central role in supporting investment financing, growth and jobs. They also allow households to participate in the growth of the economy. However, recent developments in the way that stock markets actually function make it necessary to challenge some of that conventional wisdom. These developments include market fragmentation, increased use of dark pools, high-frequency trading and co-location which some claim have eroded trust in stock markets as a level playing field where all investors have the same opportunities.

How could better functioning stock markets improve the quality of life as measured by the OECD's Better Life Initiative? Does the current stock market structure create an unlevel playing field among investors? Does the increasing complexity of stock markets have an adverse impact on investor confidence in the fairness and transparency of stock markets?

The prize - The winning paper(s) will be posted on the OECD website. The author of the winning paper will be invited to present the paper at an OECD seminar.

How to apply - Send your paper, a short curriculum vitae and contact information by 1 September 2014 to daf.contact@oecd.org. Read the full list of terms and conditions.

 

   

CHALLENGE NO.1 Competition policy is about making business more competitive, whether through reforming government policies that restrict competition, or applying competition law against cartels and other abuses. How could competition policy affect the quality of life as measured by the OECD's Better Life Initiative? How can competition policy help make the lives of citizens better? This challenge closed on 31 March 2014. 



 

INCLUSIVE GROWTH INITIATIVE‌‌‌‌‌Inclusive growth initiative icon 100 x 100

The OECD is developing a new vision for inclusive growth that combines strong economic growth with improvements in living standards and outcomes that matter for people’s well-being. Read more


BETTER LIFE INITIATIVE

Better Life Index icon 100 x 100‌Are our lives getting better? How can policies improve our lives? Are we measuring the right things? This Initiative focuses on understanding what drives the well-being of people and nations and what needs to be done to achieve greater progress for all. Read more


THE 11 DIMENSIONS OF THE BETTER LIFE INDEX

  • Income and wealth

  • Jobs and earnings

  • Housing conditions

  • Wealth status

  • Work and life balance

  • Education and skills

  • Social connections

  • Civic engagements and governance

  • Environmental quality

  • Personal security

  • Subjective well-being

This interactive tool allows you to see how your country measures up on the topics important to you or to set your own preferences.

 

 

 

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