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  • 2-September-2011

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    Financial stability, fiscal consolidation and long-term investment after the crisis

    This article discusses the demand for long-term investment in mature and emerging countries for financing infrastructure, innovation, education, growth and environmental programmes.

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  • 1-September-2011

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    The Role of Pension Funds in Financing Green Growth Initiatives, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.10

    Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.

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  • 25-July-2011

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    Banking on a crisis and on its resolution, OECD Observer article

    The recent financial crisis has left a hole in the public finances of many countries. Yet, with the right preparation, governments may have been better placed to fund that gap. This holds lessons for future crisis resolution strategies.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Funding in Public Sector Pension Plans: International Evidence, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.8

    This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.

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  • 1-May-2011

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    Catastrophe Financing for Governments: Learning from the 2009-2012 MultiCat Program in Mexico, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.9

    This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.

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  • 27-October-2009

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    Insurance Companies and the Financial Crisis

    The paper discusses vulnerabilities in selected segments of the insurance sector and identifies specific issues related to the role of the insurance sector in the current financial crisis. The paper is part of a special report on the financial crisis and private pensions and insurance policies which will form part of the “OECD Strategic Response to the Crisis” and it provides a framework for the analysis in that report.

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  • 25-May-2009

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  • 16-January-2009

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    Investment guarantees and political risk insurance - Institutions, incentives and development

    Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community. Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about

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  • 18-December-2008

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    Financial Crisis: Deposit Insurance and Related Financial Safety Net Aspects

    Whenever a crisis hits, interest in guarantee arrangements rises. This paper focuses on how parts of the financial safety net are combined, with a special emphasis on deposit insurance and its interaction with other safety net elements. It addresses structural rather practical crisis resolution issues, as well as reviewing recent policy actions in this context.

  • 23-January-2007

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    Working Paper 7: Survey of Investment Choice by Pension Fund Members

    This document focuses on some key analytical and policy issues regarding investment choice by pension plan/fund members in occupational defined contribution and personal pension arrangements during the accumulation stage.

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