Annuity Markets and Pension Reform

Annuity Markets and Pension Reform

by George A. (Sandy) Mackenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521846323

ISBN-13: 9780521846325

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book treats two vital but neglected public policy issues: how should distributions from individual accounts be regulated, and how can the market for private annuities function better? It provides a comprehensive survey of the issues that arise when contributors to individual accounts become eligible for distributions. In particular the book also addresses the…  See more details below

Overview

This book treats two vital but neglected public policy issues: how should distributions from individual accounts be regulated, and how can the market for private annuities function better? It provides a comprehensive survey of the issues that arise when contributors to individual accounts become eligible for distributions. In particular the book also addresses the question of whether annuitization or other restrictions on distributions should be mandatory, and if so, whether the provision of annuities should be privatized?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521846325
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

1The demand side of the annuity market21
2The supply side of the annuity market58
3The regulation of annuity providers81
4Experience with individual account reforms106
5Individual liberty versus security in retirement, and the government's role133
6Policy issues with both public and private sector provision of mandatory annuities144
7Policy issues with privatization of the provision of annuities163
8Conclusions and recommendations177
App. 1The economics and financing of annuities194
App. 2Aging and its impact on pension systems225

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