Reports


  • 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?

  • 9-March-2005

    English, , 364kb

    The contribution of housing markets to cyclical resilience

    Features of mortgage and housing markets appear to play a major role in shaping the economic cycle across countries. Economic Studies No. 38.

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  • 17-December-2004

    English, , 177kb

    Oil price developments: drivers, economic consequences and policy responses, OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, ch. IV

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, chapter IV. The oil price has more than doubled in dollar terms since the late 1990s, while increasing substantially, though somewhat less, in terms of the other major currencies. The chapter begins by investigating the fundamentals driving longer-term oil market developments and the implications for the long-run equilibrium price. It then identifies short-term influences which may have caused risk

  • 8-December-2004

    English, , 208kb

    Treatment of Conflicts of Interest

    This paper focuses on the identification of potential conflict of interest situations through effective supervisory techniques, and examines possible regulatory gaps in existing laws. First, it provides an overview of a typical pension plan cycle, and compares the conflicts of interest rules and regulations of six countries–Chile, Costa Rica, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, and Slovenia—and examines how these would apply to typical conflict

  • 26-October-2004

    English, , 67kb

    OECD's Financial Education Project: Overview

    This article, which was published in Financial Market Trends, No. 87, October 2004, provides an overview of OECD's Financial Education Project and reports on results to date.

  • 1-June-2004

    English, , 180kb

    Housing markets, wealth and the business cycle, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. IV

    Chapter IV of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 75. Buoyant house prices give a greater boost to consumer spending in countries with more diversified mortgage markets. But distortions to the housing market, such as tax breaks, should be avoided to counter excessive price volatility.

  • 1-June-2004

    English, , 243kb

    Asset price cycles, "one-off" factors and structural budget balances, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VI

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.

  • 1-June-2004

    English, , 189kb

    The challenges of narrowing the US current account deficit, OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. V

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter V. Narrowing the large current account deficit would require major changes to exchange rates, to fiscal policy or to the competitiveness of US exports - all of which would impose costs on the US and its on trading partners.

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