Speeches / Presentations


  • 13-October-2009

    English

    Fixing Finance - Origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform

    What caused the global financial crisis, and what direction should the policy reform agenda take? Why did residential mortgage-backed securities and credit default swaps explode from around 2004? Adrian Blundell-Wignall discusses the origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform at the New America Foundation on 13 October 2009, as part of the OECD Breakfast Series.

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  • 30-September-2009

    English, Excel, 376kb

    Why does the United States spend so much more on health than other countries?

    The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.

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  • 25-September-2009

    English

    G20 Summit: An Update on the Move to Greater Transparency and International Cooperation in Tax Matters

    Angel Gurría reported to G20 on progress towards greater transparency and international cooperation in tax matters. Read the latest Progress Report listing where jurisdictions stand in implementing the international tax standard.

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  • 25-September-2009

    English

    G20 Summit: Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

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  • 19-September-2009

    English

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries

    In his remarks to the informal ministerial meeting on climate change, Mr. Gurría underlined that the difficult part is working out what exactly is a “fair share” of GHG mitigation in order to reach a successful agreement in Copenhagen.

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  • 23-December-2008

    English

    Regional development and global challenges

    The Territorial Development Policy Committee met to discuss how regional policies can address global challenges. Mark Drabenstott, Director of the RUPRI Center for Regional Competitiveness, University of Missouri, US, and TDPC Chair, tells the regional policy story.

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  • 11-October-2008

    English

    Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    As the financial crisis deepens and spreads, a decisive policy action is needed to restore confidence and restart the flow of credit, according to Mr.Gurría.

  • 4-April-2005

    English, , 18kb

    Tax Reform: An International Perspective

    Speech by Mr. Jeffrey Owens, Head of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. This conference was held in San Francisco on 31 March 2005.

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