Reports


  • 3-November-2011

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    The Potential Impact of Banking Crises on Public Finances: An Assessment of Selected EU Countries Using SYMBOL

    The report assess the potential impact of a crisis in the banking sector on public finances in four selected EU Member States and finds that in two of them governments are likely to have to cover losses generated in the banking system.

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  • 3-November-2011

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    The Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation in Germany: From Rescuing to Restructuring

    While neither the legal nor institutional framework in Germany were adequate for dealing with stressed banks in the recent financial crisis, the newly established Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation fills that gap. Initially focusing on rescuing banks, that agency now focuses on restructuring them.

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  • 2-November-2011

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    The Fault Lines in Cross-border Banking: Lessons from Iceland

    The financial crisis exposed serious flaws in the European framework for cross-border banking, including deposit insurance. Iceland’s experience shows that sizeable cross-border banking operations in small countries with their own currency come with very significant risks.

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  • 2-November-2011

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    The Macro-Prudential Authority: Powers, Scope and Accountability

    The macro-prudential authority is being adopted by monetary policy authorities as a means to limit systemic financial risks in the light of weaknesses revealed by the crisis. This article outlines the powers, scope and accountability that should characterise the macro-prudential authority.

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  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Accession reviews by the Insurance and Private Pensions Committee

    These reports describe the main features of the financial, and insurance and private pensions markets of countries that have recently joined the OECD.

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  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Accession reviews by the Committee on Financial Markets

    These reports describe the main features of the financial markets of countries that have recently joined the OECD.

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  • 28-October-2011

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    Managing Crises Without Government Guarantees – How Do We Get There?

    This speech discusses policy responses to financial crises, with a particular focus on the US experience with government intervention during the 2008-09 financial crisis. It also reflects on the possibilities for conducting crisis management without financial guarantees.

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  • 20-October-2011

    English

    Globalisation, Comparative Advantage and the Changing Dynamics of Trade

    The effects of globalisation have been at the forefront of public debate in recent years, fuelled on the one hand by the large benefits of integrated markets, and on the other hand, by the detrimental adjustment effects often experienced by many economies as a result.  Knowing how trade has been evolving over time and the role policy has played in this evolution are critical to understanding the globalisation debate and grasping the lessons for future policy development. The comparative advantage hypothesis has been suggested as one of the principal explanations of international trade and of the benefits associated with openness. It has also provided the intellectual underpinnings for most trade policy in the past 50 years. This book collects OECD work that builds on recent contributions to the theory and empirics of comparative advantage, putting particular emphasis on the role policy can play in shaping trade.

  • 5-September-2011

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    Global SIFIs, derivatives and financial stability

    Financial policy reforms urgently need to address containing the huge risks taken by the SIFIs that encompass the global derivatives business. This paper analyses the global derivatives business and makes recommendations for policy reforms that encourage financial stability.

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  • 5-September-2011

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    Financing future growth: the need for financial innovations

    This article underlines the need for long-term investors to finance growth and the need to create instruments better suited to their needs, particularly in the context of the recent regulatory changes.

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