Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy

Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy

by Alan J. Auerbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521088275

ISBN-13: 9780521088275

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The essays in this volume discuss such timely topics as demographic change and the outlook for Social Security and Medicare in the United States; long term decision making under uncertainty; the effect of changing family structure on government spending; how the structure of public retirement policies has encouraged early retirement in some countries and not others;

Overview

The essays in this volume discuss such timely topics as demographic change and the outlook for Social Security and Medicare in the United States; long term decision making under uncertainty; the effect of changing family structure on government spending; how the structure of public retirement policies has encouraged early retirement in some countries and not others; the response of local community spending to demographic change; and related topics.

Contributors include many of the world's leading public finance economists and economic demographers.

Contributors:
Ronald Lee, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Daniel McFadden, James Smith, Alan J. Auerbach, Kevin Hassett, Peter Diamond, Thomas MaCurdy, Thomas Nechyba, Hilary Hoynes, Robert Willis, Jonathan Gruber, David Wise, Axel Borsh-Supan, Massimo Livi Bacci, Bernd Raffelhiischen, David Weil, David Weir, David M. Cutler, Louise Sheiner, Victor Fuchs, Steven Caldwell, Alla Gantman, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Thomas Johnson, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Nada Eissa, Robert A. Moffitt, David Card, S. Philip Morgan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088275
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Population forecasting for fiscal planning: issues and innovations Ronald Lee and Shripad Tuljapurkar; Comment Daniel McFadden; Comment James Smith; 3. Uncertainty and the design of long-run fiscal policy Alan J. Auerbach and Kevin Hassett; Comment Peter Diamond; Comment Shripad Tuljapurkar; 4. How does a community's demographic composition alter its fiscal burdens? Thomas MaCurdy and Thomas Nechyba; Comment Hilary Hoynes; Comment Robert Willis; 5. Social security, retirement incentives, and retirement behavior: an international perspective Jonathan Gruber and David Wise; Comment Axel Borsh-Supan; Comment Massimo Livi Bacci; 6. Aging, fiscal policy and social insurances: a European perspective Bernd Raffelhüschen; Comment David Weil; Comment David Weir; 7. Demographics and medical care spending: standard and non-standard effects David M. Cutler and Louise Sheiner; Comment Victor Fuchs; 8. Projecting Social Security's finances and its treatment of postwar Americans Steven Caldwell, Alla Gantman, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Thomas Johnson and Laurence J. Kotlikoff; Comment Nada Eissa; 9. Demographic change and public assistance expenditures Robert A. Moffitt; Comment David Card; Comment S. Philip Morgan.

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