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The Pension Puzzle
			: Prerequisites and Policy Choices in Pension Design

The Pension Puzzle : Prerequisites and Policy Choices in Pension Design »

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): N. Barr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589061118.051

ISBN: 9781589061118

Keywords: pension, pensions, pension systems, funded schemes, pensioners

Looks at the policy choices involved in creating pension schemes, particularly whether it is advisable to move away from government pay-as-you-go pensions toward private or publicly funded plans. Examines the reaso...

The Pension Puzzle

The Pension Puzzle »

Source: The Pension Puzzle : Prerequisites and Policy Choices in Pension Design

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): N. Barr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061118

Keywords: pension, pensions, pension systems, funded schemes, pensioners

All societies, in one way or another, try to meet people’s needs as they age and can no longer provide for themselves. As developing countries grow, they face difficult issues about when and how to establish...

Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy

Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy »

Source: Pension Reform, Private Saving, and the Current Account in a Small Open Economy

Volume/Issue: 2000/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Axel Schimmelpfennig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858495

Keywords: pension reform, saving, pension, private saving, pension system, payroll tax

The macroeconomic implications of a pension reform that substitutes a high-return fully-funded system for a low-return pay-as-you-go system are discussed in an overlapping generations, neoclassical growth model. Wi...

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies

The Challenge of Public Pension Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economies »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Frank Eich , Sanjeev Gupta , Alvar Kangur , Baoping Shang , and Mauricio Soto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2016

Language: Chinese

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9787504979971.084

ISBN: 9787504979971

Keywords: Pension reforms, Developed countries, Emerging markets, Pensions, Government expenditures, Cross country analysis, emerging market economies, retirement, pensions, pension spending

Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population...

Pension Reform and the Fiscal Policy Stance

Pension Reform and the Fiscal Policy Stance »

Source: Pension Reform and the Fiscal Policy Stance

Volume/Issue: 2001/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Gerson , George Mackenzie , Peter Heller , and Alfredo Cuevas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874990

Keywords: old age pension, pension reform, pension, public pension, individual accounts, pension system,

The increased budget deficit caused by the privatization of a public pension plan does not imply a relaxation of the stance of fiscal policy. The reform's impact on the fiscal stance and national saving depends pri...

Migration and Pension1

Migration and Pension1 »

Source: Migration and Pension

Volume/Issue: 1998/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Efraim Sadka , and Assaf Razin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1998

ISBN: 9781451980011

Keywords: Low Skilled Migrants, Pay-As-You-Go Pension, Heterogenous Population, Overlapping Generations, migration, pension, pension system, pension benefit, retirement

Migrants, being relatively low earners, are net beneficiaries of the welfare state. However, this paper uses a dynamic model to show that because of migrants’ positive influence on the pension system, which...

Can the Private Annuity Market Provide Secure Retirement Income?

Can the Private Annuity Market Provide Secure Retirement Income? »

Source: Can the Private Annuity Market Provide Secure Retirement Income?

Volume/Issue: 2004/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Allison Schrager , and George Mackenzie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451875539

Keywords: Public pension systems, individual accounts, retirement, pension, retirement income, life annuity, bond, Social Security and Public Pensions,

Annuity premiums are often assumed to be constant, although they can be expected to vary with the yield curve. Variations in premiums will become an important public policy issue as defined-contribution (DC) pensio...

The Taxation of Financial Assets

The Taxation of Financial Assets »

Source: The Taxation of Financial Assets : A Survey of Issues and Country Experiences

Volume/Issue: 1995/46

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John King , and Vito Tanzi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1995

ISBN: 9781451846515

Keywords: tax treatment, tax rates, tax rate, pension, tax systems

Taxes affect the degree and efficiency of financial intermediation in many different ways. This paper summarizes the main tax provisions in OECD countries that affect the overall “tax wedge” between p...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: The Pension Puzzle : Prerequisites and Policy Choices in Pension Design

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): N. Barr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061118

Keywords: pension, pensions, pension systems, funded schemes, pensioners

Looks at the policy choices involved in creating pension schemes, particularly whether it is advisable to move away from government pay-as-you-go pensions toward private or publicly funded plans. Examines the reaso...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: The Pension Puzzle : Prerequisites and Policy Choices in Pension Design

Series: Economic Issues

Author(s): N. Barr

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589061118

Keywords: pension, pensions, pension systems, funded schemes, pensioners

Looks at the policy choices involved in creating pension schemes, particularly whether it is advisable to move away from government pay-as-you-go pensions toward private or publicly funded plans. Examines the reaso...