The controversies surrounding Facebook’s handling of personal data as well as the use of big data and microtargeting techniques in political campaigns are raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic. As technologies and social media continue to evolve, are our best interests being looked after? Bill Below looks at some of the issues.
Focusing on Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, Maria José Roa, a Senior Researcher at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies, looks at how financial literacy survey results can play a role in the development of financial inclusion strategies
Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Sanjay Pradhan, CEO of Open Government Partnership and Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, present upcoming challenges and events in the world of integrity and anti-corruption. 2018 is shaping up to be a significant year for integrity and anti-corruption. Several global events, including those hosted by OECD, … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Free Trade Zones (FTZs) can offer important economic benefits for host countries and hosted companies, alike, but they can also contribute to trade in fake goods and other illicit activities. Piotr Stryszowski and Bill Below discuss new research that quantifies the connection between counterfeit trade and FTZs. The ancient Phoenicians invented them. The Romans extended … Continue reading Free Trade Zones: A Free Ride for Counterfeiters?
In the lead-up to the 2018 Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, to be held on 27-28 March at the OECD, Levke Jessen-Thiessen and Laura McDonald of the Directorate for Public Governance explore how behavioural insights (BI) aims to make the good choice the easy choice when it comes to public integrity. Make the good choice … Continue reading A nudge in the right direction: applying behavioural insights to public integrity
Riding the wave of technological innovation in finance, the robo-advice model has emerged as one potential solution to increase the accessibility and affordability of getting help to invest savings for retirement. OECD's Jessica Mosher looks at the potential benefits, risks and challenges.
‘Fearless Girl’, the diminutive and plucky bronze statue that’s been staring down the 3-ton ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall Street for the past year, has become a symbol for gender diversity in corporate leadership. What kind of world can she expect to find when she enters the job market some years from now?
Competition policy usually thinks in terms of consumers and firms, government and regulators. But what does the use of a gender lens bring to competition policy? And does the competition perspective reveal additional costs of gender inequality? OECD's Chris Pike reflects on the potential for introducing greater gender awareness into competition policy.
Bill Below and Leigh Wolfrom of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs look at some of the challenges to insuring cyber risk in the run-up to the OECD Conference on Unleashing the Potential of the Cyber Insurance Market on 22-23 February 2018.
With the baby-boomer cohort progressing into, and through, retirement, an unprecedented number of older citizens will experience cognitive decline. Paul Gerrans examines the impact this may have on financial decision-making and financial literacy.