Reports


  • 18-June-2008

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    Challenges Related to Financial Guarantee Insurance

    Traditionally, bond insurers have provided guarantees of payments on municipalbonds, where defaults have been very limited. But since the late 1990s they havebecome increasingly involved as guarantors of elements of various structuredfinancial products: in particular, the credit enhancements provided by theseentities have played an important role in making securities based on sub-primeloans attractive to a wide range of investors. It

  • 25-April-2008

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    Regulation of financial systems and economic growth

    This paper examines whether regulation that is more conducive to competitive and efficient financial systems has a significant positive impact on sectoral output and productivity growth in a sample of 25 OECD countries. More specifically, following a methodology used by Rajan and Zingales (1998), the paper tests whether industries that depend more heavily on external sources of funding tend to grow faster in countries that have more

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  • 4-March-2008

    English

    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2008

    Going for Growth 2008 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2007 edition.

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  • 13-February-2007

    English

    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007

    Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to strengthen their economic growth. Based on a broad set of indicators of structural policies and performance, Going for Growth 2007 takes stock of the recent progress made in implementing policy reforms and identifies, for each OECD country, five policy priorities to lift growth. It calls for reforms in areas such as product and labour market regulation,

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  • 7-February-2006

    English

    Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006

    Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to strengthen their economic growth. Going for Growth 2006 takes stock of the progress made in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2005 edition. It also provides comparative indicators covering structural policy areas such as labour markets, education and product market regulation.

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  • 29-November-2005

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    Recent house price developments: the role of fundamentals, EO78 Chapter 3

    Economic Outlook No. 78, Chapter III. Real house prices increased unusually rapidly in recent years. This paper examines several aspects of the current episode which are unique and the role of fundamentals in determining prices.

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  • 23-November-2005

    English

    Ageing and Pension System Reform: Implications for Financial Markets and Economic Policies

    This report reviews the economic consequences of ageing populations for financial markets and recommends that governments help facilitate development of financial instruments to support retirement savings and pensions.

  • 10-November-2005

    English

    Improving Financial Literacy: Analysis of Issues and Policies

    This book, the first major study of financial education at the international level, contributes to the development of consumer financial literacy by providing information to policymakers on effective financial education programmes.

  • 4-August-2005

    English

    Catastrophic Risks and insurance - Policy Issues in Insurance n°8

    This publication compiles papers and reports from an OECD conference on catastrophic risks and insurance held in 2004. The combination of leading academic analysis, and information and experience sharing by governments and private sector representatives involved in the financial management of catastrophe risks, makes this publication a

  • 5-July-2005

    English

    Terrorism Risk Insurance in OECD Countries - Policy Issues in Insurance n°9 - OECD

    Who should compensate the losses stemming from new forms of terrorism? To what extent and under what conditions can insurers and reinsurers continue to cover this exposure? Could financial markets provide additional capacity? Should governments be called upon to participate in the financial coverage of terrorism risk?

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