Pension Economics / Edition 1

Pension Economics / Edition 1

by David Blake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470058447

ISBN-13: 9780470058442

Pub. Date: 12/14/2006

Publisher: Wiley

"Given the retirement funding crisis faced by many countries across the globe, this is a must read not only for every pension economist, but also for pension lawyers, pension accountants, retirement plan advisors, investment managers, corporate executives and pension policy makers."
Professor Shlomo Benartzi, Co-chair of the Behavioral Decision

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"Given the retirement funding crisis faced by many countries across the globe, this is a must read not only for every pension economist, but also for pension lawyers, pension accountants, retirement plan advisors, investment managers, corporate executives and pension policy makers."
Professor Shlomo Benartzi, Co-chair of the Behavioral Decision Making Group, The Anderson School, UCLA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470058442
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 Introduction.

1.1 What is pension economics?

1.2 Types of pension scheme.

1.3 Conclusions.

2 Individual Pension Decision Making.

2.1 The lifecycle model.

2.2 Pensions and savings.

2.3 Pensions and retirement decisions.

2.4 Empirical studies testing the validity of the lifecycle model.

2.5 The Feldstein lifecycle model with induced retirement.

2.6 Conclusions.

3 Corporate Pension Decision Making.

3.1 The provision of pensions by corporations.

3.2 The role of pensions in employment contracts.

3.3 The nature of corporate pension liabilities.

3.4 Quitting and mandatory retirement.

3.5 Tax and pension fund policy.

3.6 Agency costs in pension schemes and pension funds.

3.7 Conclusions.

4 Pensions in the Diamond–Samuelson Overlapping Generations Model with Certain Lifetimes.

4.1 The two-period Diamond–Samuelson OLG model.

4.2 Pensions in the Diamond–Samuelson OLG model with exogenous labour supply and retirement.

4.3 PAYG pensions in the Diamond–Samuelson OLG model with endogenous labour supply and retirement.

4.4 Conclusions.

5 Pensions in the Blanchard–Yaari Overlapping Generations Model with Uncertain Lifetimes.

5.1 The Blanchard–Yaari OLG model with uncertain lifetimes.

5.2 PAYG pensions in the Blanchard–Yaari OLG model with endogenous labour supply and mandatory retirement.

5.3 Conclusions.  

6 The Economics of Ageing and Generational Accounting.

6.1 The macroeconomic effects of ageing: Declining population growth and the increasing dependency ratio.

6.2 Pensions in the Diamond–Samuelson OLG model with a variable population growth rate.

6.3 Generational accounting.

6.4 Conclusions.

7 Risk Sharing and Redistribution in Pension Schemes.

7.1 Risks in private pension schemes.

7.2 Risk sharing in personal pension schemes.

7.3 Risk sharing in occupational pension schemes.

7.4 Redistribution in private pension schemes.

7.5 Private sector market failure and the compensating role of state pension schemes.

7.6 Risks in state pension schemes.

7.7 Risk sharing in state pension schemes.

7.8 Redistribution in state pension schemes.

7.9 The viability of PAYG state pension systems and the transition costs to funding.

8 Behavioural Pension Economics.

8.1 The accumulation phase.

8.2 The decumulation phase.

8.3 Conclusions.

Index.

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