Proceedings of the IFC Conference on "Measuring the financial position of the household sector", Basel, 30-31 August 2006 - Volume 2

IFC Bulletin No 26
July 2007
   
Keynote speech  page
Measured wealth, real wealth and the illusion of saving 1
William White  

Summary of conference discussion

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Session 4: Measurement issues with respect to household debt  
Chair: Leon Taub (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)  
The domestic financial position of the household sector in Mexico
Alfonso H Guerra de Luna and Jessica Serrano Bandala
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Financial margins in Norwegian households - An analysis of micro data for the period 1987-2003
Bjørn H Vatne
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Household debt, interest rates and insolvencies in South Africa
Johan van den Heever
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The distribution and dispersion of debt burden ratios among households in Poland and its implications for financial stability
Sławomir Zajączkowski and Dawid Żochowski
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Risks to Romanian financial stability stemming from the household sector
Florian Neagu and Angela Mărgărit
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Session 5A: Distributional aspects of household finances  
Chair: Janez Kosak (Bank of Slovenia)  
Survey data on Austrian households' financial wealth: main findings and challenges
Christian Beer, Peter Mooslechner, Martin Schürz and Karin Wagner
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Capital gains and wealth distribution in Italy
Luigi Cannari, Giovanni D'Alessio and Romina Gambacorta
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Greek household indebtedness and financial stress: results from household survey data
George T Simigiannis and Panagiota Tzamourani
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The distribution of assets, debt and income among Chilean households
Paulo Cox, Eric Parrado and Jaime Ruiz-Tagle V
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Session 5B: Distributional aspects of household finances  
Chair: Mattias Persson (Sveriges Riksbank)  
Trends in the borrowing pattern of French households 
Emmanuel Gervais
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Measuring German household debt: financial accounts data and disaggregated survey data as complementary statistics
Nikolaus Bartzsch and Elmar Stöss
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Swedish households' indebtedness and ability to pay: a household level study
Martin W Johansson and Mattias Persson
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Are there significant disparities in debt burden across Canadian households? An examination of the distribution of the debt service ratio using micro-data
Umar Faruqui
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Income structure and income distribution of China
Shi Dong
270
   
Session 6: Panel on using household surveys to gather information on household finances  
Chair: Coen Voormeulen (Netherlands Bank)  
Lessons from the Spanish survey of household finances
Cristina Barceló and Olympia Bover
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Designing and implementing a nationwide survey for the production of quarterly GDP series in Nigeria
C M Okafor and S N Essien
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The household survey and monetary policy in Indonesia
Wijoyo Santoso and Aldrina Kusuma Sarie
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The financial position of households after a macroeconomic crisis: the case of Argentina
Horacio Aguirre
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The use of micro-level data from the Bank of Italy's survey of household income and wealth: a focus on household finance
Claudia Biancotti and Giovanni D'Alessio
342
   
Annex: Participants in the meeting 347