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Kotlikoff, Laurence J.

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Works: 257 works in 1,353 publications in 5 languages and 25,184 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HB3505, 332.02400973
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Publications about Laurence J Kotlikoff
Publications by Laurence J Kotlikoff
Most widely held works by Laurence J Kotlikoff
The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America's economic future by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
36 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,015 libraries worldwide
"In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers; there will be twice as many retirees as there are today but only 18 percent more workers. How will America handle this demographic overload? How will Social Security and Medicare function with fewer working taxpayers to support these programs? According to Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns, if our government continues on the course it has set, we'll see skyrocketing tax rates, drastically lower retirement and health benefits, high inflation, a rapidly depreciating dollar, unemployment, and political instability. The government has lost its compass, say Kotlikoff and Burns, and the current administration is heading straight into the coming generational storm." "But don't panic. To solve a problem you must first understand it. Kotlikoff and Burns take us on a guided tour of our generational imbalance, first introducing us to the baby boomers - their long retirement years and "the protracted delay in their departure to the next world." Then there's the "fiscal child abuse" that will double the taxes paid by the next generation. There's also the "deficit delusion" of the under-reported national debt. And none of this, they say, will be solved by any of the popularly touted remedies: cutting taxes, technological progress, immigration, foreign investment, or the elimination of wasteful government spending." "So how can the United States avoid this demographic/fiscal collision? Kotlikoff and Burns propose bold new policies, including meaningful reforms of Social Security and Medicare. Their proposals are simple, straightforward, and geared to attract support from both political parties. But just in case our elected officials won't take the political risk to chart a new direction, Kotlikoff and Burns also offer a "life jacket"--Guidelines for individuals to protect their financial health and retirement."--Jacket
Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
"Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can't get anywhere else. Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style. What you don't know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year. How many retirees or those nearing retirement know about such Social Security options as file and suspend (apply for benefits and then don't take them)? Or start stop start (start benefits, stop them, then re-start them)? Or--just as important--when and how to use these techniques? Get What's Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples, by divorced retirees, by widows and widowers, among others. It explains what to do if you're a retired parent of dependent children, disabled, or an eligible beneficiary who continues to work, and how to plan wisely before retirement. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the thorough, authoritative, yet conversational analysis found here. You've paid all your working life for these benefits. Now, get what's yours"--
The healthcare fix : universal insurance for all Americans by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
Proposes a universal health insurance plan for the U.S., in which each American would receive an annual voucher for health insurance, the amount based on his or her current medical condition
The clash of generations : saving ourselves, our kids, and our economy by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 libraries worldwide
The United States is bankrupt, flat broke. Thanks to accounting that would make Enron blush, America's insolvency goes far beyond what our leaders are disclosing. The United States is a fiscal basket case, in worse shape than the notoriously bailed-out countries of Greece, Ireland, and others. How did this happen? In The Clash of Generations, experts Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns document our six-decade, off-balance-sheet, unsustainable financing scheme. They explain how we have balanced our longer lives on the backs of our (relatively few) children. At the same time, we've been on a consumption spree, saving and investing less than nothing. And that's not to mention the evisceration of the middle class and a financial system that has proven it can't be trusted. Kotlikoff and Burns outline grassroots strategies for saving ourselves--and especially our children--from what could be a truly catastrophic financial collapse. Kotlikoff and Burns sounded the alarm in their widely acclaimed The Coming Generational Storm, but politicians didn't listen. Now the need for action is even more urgent. It's up to us to demand radical reform of our tax system, our healthcare system, and our Social Security system, and to insist on better paths to investment return than those provided by Wall Street (mis)managers. Kotlikoff and Burns's "Purple Plans" (so called because they will appeal to both Republicans and Democrats) have been endorsed by a who's who of economists and offer a new way forward; and their revolutionary investment strategy for individuals replaces the idea of financial capital with "life decision capital." Of course, we won't be doing all this just for ourselves. We need to fix America's fiscal mess before our kids inherit it
Generational accounting : knowing who pays, and when, for what we spend by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Spend 'til the end : the revolutionary guide to raising your living standard-today and when you retire by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 652 libraries worldwide
Introduces the concept of economics-based "consumption smoothing" through which people can maintain their pre-retirement quality of life while saving enough for the future
What determines savings? by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
What determines savings? The question is timely and important. The U.S. saving rate is less than half of Japan, Germany and other developed countries. This imbalance in saving rates is responsible in the large part for the imbalance in international trade. This book examines an array of key determinants of wealth accumulation, including bequest and precautionary saving motives, the length of retirement, demographics, the tax structure, social security, and insurance institutions
Pensions in the American economy by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
18 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 libraries worldwide
For anyone with an interest in pensionsworkers and employers, personnel directors, accountants, actuaries, lawyers, insurance agents, financial analysts, government officials, and social scientiststhis book is required reading. Now, without the aid of a pension specialist, anyone can determine how their particular pension plan stacks up against the average. Using virtually all available government sources (including computerized data unavailable in print) and their own extensive surveys, the authors present a comprehensive description of the structural features and financial conditions of U
Dynamic fiscal policy by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Stewart is dead : ending the world's ongoing financial plague with limited purpose banking by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Discover how the global financial plague is poised to return, and what can be done to stop it. This is not your father's financial system. Jimmy Stewart, the trustworthy, honest banker in the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life", is dead. And so is his small-town bank, Bailey Savings & Loan. Instead, we're watching "It's a Horrible Mess" with Wall Street (aka the Vegas Strip) playing ever larger craps with our economy and our tax dollars. This book, written by one of the world's most respected economist, describes in humorous, simple, but also deadly serious terms the big con underlying the big game--the web of interconnected financial, political, and regulatory malfeasance that culminated in financial meltdown and brought us to our economic knees. But is also proposes a solution--Limited Purpose Banking, a straightforward and easily implemented plan to make Wall Street safe for Main Street. Outlines the first and only proposal to fundamentally fix our financial disaster for good. Written by a leading economist, it explains the tenets of the plan, such as the regained government control of the money supply and the new role of insurance companies
Macroeconomics : an integrated approach by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Generational accounting around the world by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Mounting government obligations and aging populations raise very serious concerns about the fiscal burdens left to future generations. Generational accounting, a method of long-term fiscal planning and analysis, directly measures these burdens as well as the costs of lowering them. The volume combines the latest and most extensive country-by-country generational analyses with a comprehensive review of generational accounting's innovative methodology and a devastating critique of conventional deficit accounting
Generational policy by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Lectures presented at the Universidad Torcuato de Tella in Buenos Aires. Discusses how generational policy works and relates it to Argentina's government policies
Essays on saving, bequests, altruism, and life-cycle planning by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 libraries worldwide
The wage carrot and the pension stick : retirement benefits and labor force participation by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Get what's yours the secrets to maxing out your Social Security by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice. Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style
Understanding the postwar decline in U.S. saving : a cohort analysis by Jagadeesh Gokhale( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Abstract: Since 1980, the U.S. net national saving rate has averaged less than half the rate observed in the 1950s and 60s. This paper develops a unique cohort data set to study the decline in U.S. national saving. It decomposes postwar changes in U.S. saving into those due to changes in cohort-specific consumption propensities, those due to changes in the intergenerational distribution of resources, those due to changes in government spending on goods and services, and those due to changes in demographics. Our findings are striking. The decline in U.S. saving can be traced to two factors: The redistribution of resources from young and unborn generations with low or zero propensities to consume toward older generations with high consumption propensities, and a significant increase in the consumption propensities of older Americans. Most of the redistribution to the elderly reflects the growth in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits. The increase in the elderly's consumption propensities may also reflect government policy, namely the fact that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits are paid in the form of annuities and that, in the case of Medicare and Medicaid, the annuities are in-kind and must, therefore, be consumed
The effects of income and wealth on time and money transfers between parents and children by Joseph G Altonji( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
We use the 1988 PSID to study the effects of income and wealth on transfers of money and time between individuals and their parents as well as the effects of incomes of other relatives on these flows. We relate the relative incomes of parents and parents in-law to transfer amounts given and received by married couples. We also study how the relative incomes of divorced parents influence transfers. We find that money transfers tend to reduce inequality in household incomes and that time transfers are only weakly related to income differences. Richer siblings give more to parents and receive less. Among parents and parents in-law the richer set of parents is more likely to give money and less likely to receive money. The same is true of divorced parents. In contrast to the implications of simple exchange models of transfers, there is little evidence in the cross section or in the analysis using siblings that parental income or wealth raises time transfers from children or that time transfers are exchanged for money transfers. In the cross section and among siblings, the strong negative relationship between time transfers and distance from parents is not associated with a strong negative relationship between distance and money transfers. We discuss the implications of our results for alternative models of transfers
Opting out of social security and adverse selection by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
This paper compares two general methods of privatization social security: forced participation in the new privatized system vs. letting people choose between the new system or staying in social security (i.e., opting out). Simulations are performed using a large scale perfect-foresight OLG simulation model that incorporates both intra-generational and inter-generational heterogeneity. The decision of any agent to opt out is endogenous and depends on the opting out decisions of all other agents vis-à-vis factor prices. Various tax bases are considered in financing the transition path, as well as the perceived tax-benefit linkage due to the informational problems inherent in many social security systems. We consider two cases: full and no perception Both methods of privatizing social security lead to large long- run gains for all lifetime income classes despite the intra-generational progressivity of social security, but differ in their short run effects due to adverse selection associated with opting out. Adverse selection is a key reason why many economists oppose opting out and why many plans to privatize social security systems mandate participation. This paper, however, shows this wisdom to be wide of the mark. Opting out is better at protecting the welfare of the initial elderly, even though forced participation protects their real value of social security benefits because opting out continues to collect payroll tax revenue from those who stay with social security. Opting out can mean quicker transition paths by reducing social security wealth faster than forced participation, because many will forfeit their accrued claims as the price of opting out. Yet opting out, along with a decrease in the payroll tax rate is better at shifting the burden to future workers who benefit from privatization
Privatizing social security in the U.S. comparing the options by Laurence J Kotlikoff( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Koflikoff, Lawrence J.
Koflikoff, Lawrence J. 1951-
Kotlikoff, L.
Kotlikoff, L. 1951-
Kotlikoff, L. J. 1951-
Kotlikoff, Larry 1951-
Kotlikoff, Laurence.
Kotlikoff, Laurence 1951-
Kotlikoff, Laurence Jacob, 1951-
Kotlikoff, Lawrence J., 1951-
Kotlikoff, Lourens
Kotlikoff, Lourens, 1951-
Laurence Kotlikoff Amerikaans econoom
Котликофф, Лоуренс
コトリコフ, ローレンス
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English (292)
Chinese (6)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
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