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Risk aspects of investment-based social security reform

Author: John Y Campbell; Martin S Feldstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Series: Conference report (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our current social security system operates on a pay-as-you-go basis; benefits are paid almost entirely out of current revenues. As the ratio of retirees to taxpayers increases, concern about the high costs of providing benefits in a pay-as-you-go system has led economists to explore other options. One involves "prefunding," in which a person's withholdings are invested in financial instruments, such as stocks and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Risk aspects of investment-based social security reform.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
(DLC) 00041798
(OCoLC)44131792
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Y Campbell; Martin S Feldstein
ISBN: 9780226092560 0226092569
OCLC Number: 318242719
Notes: Papers presented at a NBER conference held in Islamorala, Florida, January, 1999.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 496 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Asset allocation and risk allocation: can Social Security improve its future solvency problem by investing in private securities? --
The transition to investment-based social security when portfolio returns and capital profitability are uncertain --
The effect of pay-when-needed benefit guarantees on the impact of Social Security privatization --
Can market and voting institutions generate optimal intergenerational risk sharing? --
The Social Security Trust Fund, the riskless interest rate, and capital accumulation --
Social Security and demographic uncertainty: the risk-sharing properties of alternative policies --
The risk of Social Security benefit-rule changes: some international evidence --
Financial engineering and Social Security reform --
The role of real annuities and indexed bonds in an individual accounts retirement program --
The role of international investment in a privatized social security system --
Investing retirement wealth: a life-cycle model.
Series Title: Conference report (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Responsibility: edited by John Y. Campbell and Martin Feldstein.

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As the ratio of retirees to taxpayers increases, concern about the high cost of providing benefits in a pay-as-you-go system has led to economists offering alternatives, one of which involves the  Read more...

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