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Social security reform : financial and political issues in international perspective

Author: Robin Brooks; Assaf Razin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the underlying economic issues of the debate over public pension system reform.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Brooks; Assaf Razin
ISBN: 0521844959 9780521844956
OCLC Number: 55871075
Description: viii, 375 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one. Aging populations and the need for social security reform --
The developed world's demographic transition: the roles of capital flows, immigration, and policy / Hans Fehr, Sabine Jokisch, and Larry Kotlikoff --
Will social security and medicare remain viable as the U.S. population is aging? An update / Henning Bohn --
Part two. Undersaving as a rationale for mandatory social security programs --
Self-control and saving for retirement / David Laibson, Andrea Repetto, and Jeremy Tobacman --
Part three. Investing public pensions in the stock market --
Social security investment in equities / Peter Diamond and John Geanakoplos --
Investing public pensions in the stock market: implications for risk sharing, capital formation, and public policy in the developed and developing world / Deborah Lucas --
The risk-sharing implications of alternative social security arrangements / Kjetil Storesletten, Chris Telmer, and Amir Yaron --
Part four. Financial markets and social security reform --
Asset market effects of the baby boom and social security reform / Robin Brooks --
Demographic structure and asset returns / James Poterba --
Will bequests attenuate the predicted meltdown in stock prices when baby boomers retire? / Andrew Abel --
Part five. Political economy aspects of social security reform --
Aging and the private versus public pension controversy: a political-economy perspective / Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka --
How would you like to reform your pension system? The opinions of German and Italian citizens / Tito Boeri, Axel Börsch-Supan, and Guido Tabellini.
Responsibility: edited by Robin Brooks, Assaf Razin.
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