Reports


6-December-2011

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Sovereign and banking sector debt: Interconnections through guarantees

This article focuses on the interconnections between the value of sovereign and banking debt that are created through sovereign guarantees for the bank debt. It proposes a method to price debt guarantees when the sovereign providing the guarantee can itself be risky.

6-December-2011

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Public guarantees on bank bonds: effectiveness and distortions

The government guarantees on bank bonds adopted in 2008 in many advanced economies to support the banking systems were broadly effective in resuming bank funding and preventing a credit crunch. The guarantees, however, also caused distortions in the cost of bank borrowing. Their reintroduction might help alleviate the current pressures on banks caused by the sovereign debt crisis, but the pricing mechanism should ensure a level

28-November-2011

English

Improving financial education efficiency

This symposium proceedings examines three aspects of financial education: monitoring and evaluation, use of behavioral economics, and financial literacy and defined contribution pension plans.

3-November-2011

English, , 275kb

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.

3-November-2011

English, , 184kb

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.

2-November-2011

English, , 194kb

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.

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.

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.

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.

28-October-2011

English, , 232kb

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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