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Pensions, Labor, and Individual Choice

Pensions, Labor, and Individual Choice

by David A. Wise


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226902937
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 09/28/1985
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report Series
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David A. Wise is Stambough Professor of Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

1. Overview
David A. Wise
2. Pensions and the Labor Market: A Starting Point (The Mouse Can Roar)
David T. Ellwood
Comment: Zvi Bodie
3. Labor Compensation and the Structure of Private Pension Plans: Evidence for Contractual versus Spot Labor Markets
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
David A. Wise
Comment: Zvi Bodie
4. Unions, Pensions, and Union Pension Funds
Richard B. Freeman
Comment: Albert Rees
5. Determinants of Pension Benefits
Paul Taubman
Comment: Victor R. Fuchs
6. Social Security, Health Status, and Retirement
Jerry A. Hausman
David A. Wise
Comment: Gary Burtless
7. The Distributional Impact of Social Security
Michael D. Hurd
John B. Shoven
Comment: Henry J. Aaron
8. The Structure of Uncertainty and the Use of Nontransferable Pensions as a Mobility-Reduction Device
W. Kip Viscusi
Comment: Sherwin Rosen
9. Incentive Effects of Pensions
Edward P. Lazear
Comment: Roger H. Gordon
10. Pensions and the Retirement Decision
Barry Nalebuff
Richard J. Zeckhauser
11. Insurance Aspects of Pensions
Peter A. Diamond
James A. Mirrlees
Comment: Robert C. Merton
12. The Riskiness of Private Pensions
Jerry R. Green
Comment: Alan J. Auerbach
13. The Relationship between Wages and Benefits
Jeremy Bulow
Wayne Landsman
Comment: Daniel Feenberg
14. The Federal Civil Service Retirement System: An Analysis of Its Financial Condition and Current Reform Proposals
Herman B. Leonard
Comment: Paul A. Samuelson
List of Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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