WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne - founded in 2001 - compiles data and information on savings, funds research and promotes interaction between the research community and European professionals. We also actively and regularly participate in public debates, particularly through partnerships with the European Commission, European Parliament and the European Central Bank.
A new milestone was reached in 2011 with the launch of the first European portal for economic and financial data for researchers. The company, INSEAD OEE Data Services (IODS), provides access to a range of data on savings and European markets. IODS also offers a range of expert services that assist in establishing or operating ad-hoc databases. We hope this initiative will enhance the quality of empirical research in the same way the University of Wharton has contributed to research standards in the United States.
We continue to engage in the OEE's activities with more enthusiasm than ever. Our annual call for papers allows us to support and encourage original and inspiring ideas that all share the same goal; to shed light on the evolution of savings in Europe.
Jacques de Larosière