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Piggott, John (John R.)

Works: 73 works in 265 publications in 3 languages and 2,509 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HB145, 339.5
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New developments in applied general equilibrium analysis by Conference on numerical micro-models( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 libraries worldwide
UK tax policy and applied general equilibrium analysis by John Piggott( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Forced saving : mandating private retirement incomes by Hazel Bateman( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
"Population ageing, combined with electoral pressure for smaller government, is inevitably leading to increased action to reform retirement provision policy to place much greater reliance on self-provision for the elderly. This development is bringing into ever sharper focus the need for research directed at exploring the links between private retirement provision and public sector policies and institutions. This book offers an analysis of pension policy from an economic perspective. It begins with an overview of the problem of population ageing around the world, and then provides a framework within which policy responses may be consistently assessed."--Jacket
International trade policy and the Pacific Rim : proceedings of the IEA conference held in Sydney, Australia by John Piggott( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 libraries worldwide
This volume is the outcome of that meeting. It comprises seventeen papers, covering both theoretical issues and the results of empirical research, invited comments on twelve of them and a summing up of the results of the conference
Securing lifelong retirement income : global annuity markets and policy ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
As it becomes increasingly important to evaluate the risks and opportunities presented by an aging population, this book discusses products that manage longevity risk, the structure and safety of these products, and how policy can stimulate and strengthen them, within both emerging and older economies
Pension fund governance : a global perspective on financial regulation ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
The academic literature on pension governance is sparse and this book will begin to fill some important gaps by bringing together original contributions from around the world on subjects related to the area. The book initially lays out the main frameworks for pension fund governance and then goes on to examine global governance practice and experience and country studies on pension funds in the United States and Australia. The final section of this in-depth study discusses the role of government guarantees. The editors and contributors to this book have struck a balance between the various dimensions of the governance problem. Whilst ensuring that the theoretical frameworks were represented, at the same time, they have also recognized that it is vital to report on empirical work. Private pensions are examined closely, while also acknowledging that public pension funds are extremely important actors. "Pension Fund Governance" will appeal to academics and researchers of financial economics and financial management, as well as those in the fields of public finance and public sector economics. Furthermore the book will also find an audience among those in commercial and policy roles which involve pensions, including pension actuaries
Applied general equilibrium by John Piggott( Book )
12 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Over the last 20 years, applied general equilibrium (AGE) modelling has developed from a small academic research program into a routinely used policy assessment tool. Major governments and international agencies maintain AGE research groups, and call for their input to a variety of trade, tax, and other resource allocation issues. This book is a collection of papers representative of recent activity in this field. Contributions have been grouped into a methodological section, a trade section, and a section on energy issues, and this division accurately indicates the focus of the volume. Readers will thus have access to up to date techniques and results currently being used by researchers at the forefront of the research program
VAT base broadening, self supply, and the informal sector by John Piggott( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
We develop a general equilibrium tax model to evaluate the impacts of equal yield base broadening in indirect taxes from high rate narrow based (typically manufactures) taxes to broad based taxes (including services) such as a VAT. We capture differences in choice of mode of supply between market goods, such as manufactures, which cannot be supplied other than through the market, and self-suppliable services and informal sector supplied products. Using this formulation, we are able to provide numerical examples of welfare worsening VAT base broadening, which expands the tax base from market based manufactures, in which there are few (or no) non taxed supply possibilities, to all goods and services where such possibilities exist. We show that the usual presumption that there are welfare benefits from equal yield VAT base broadening breaks down once tax induced increases in self supply of previously non taxed goods and services and in informal sector activity (in small scale construction and other areas) are taken into account. Moreover, since untaxed informal sector supply is typically from lower income to higher income households, they gain as comparable informal sector activity is taxed under the base broadening change. We provide a calibrated version of the model, which captures Canadian base broadening accompanying the introduction of the Canadian VAT (GST) in 1990
The tax unit and household production by John Piggott( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Abstract: The conventional wisdom is that taxing individuals rather than households is superior from an efficiency point of view under progressive income taxation. This is because it leads to secondary workers, whose labour supply elasticity is high, being taxed at a lower marginal rate than primary workers, whose labour supply elasticity is low. But once household production is taken into account, things are more complicated since tax design should also not distort the input use of family members' time in household production. We use a simple general equilibrium model of household production parameterized using Australian data whose results clearly show that welfare effects can be either positive or negative when changing an existing income tax from an individual to a household basis. In so doing, we are able to investigate the comparative static effects of changing the tax unit from an individual to the household basis in a richer model than that used thus far in the literature, since we capture both Ramsey considerations from differential labour supply elasticities, and factor input distortions into household production. Our results challenge conventional wisdom, and suggest that household unit taxation deserves more sympathetic consideration than is currently the case
Annuity values in defined contribution retirement systems : the case of Singapore and Australia by Suzanne Doyle( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Examines life annuities in Singapore and Australia and compares the money's worth of life annuity products across these two nations
Aged-care support in Japan : perspectives and challenges by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
This study explores economic aspects of the market for long term care (LTC) with a special focus on Japan. First, we describe the LTC system in Japan as presently implemented, and we highlight some aspects of the program that are novel and potentially of interest to other countries seeking models for long-term care provision. Next, we discuss alternative projections of Japanese LTC utilization and costs. Finally, since Japan appears likely to experience important shortfalls in LTC in the future, we discuss whether such services might be more efficiently organized and financed under alternate forms of provision
Unlocking housing equity in Japan by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Prior literature on asset patterns among the elderly often overlooks housing wealth as a determinant of retiree wealth, particularly in the Japanese context. Yet releasing equity in housing may be a natural mechanism to boost consumption, reduce public pension liability, and mitigate the demand for long-term care facilities in Japan. Our study evaluates what might be needed to implement reverse mortgages (RMs) in this country. Policies could include exempting RMs from capital gains tax and transactions tax, along with mechanisms to make annuity income flows nontaxable, along with interest rate accruals for RMs. In addition, housing market reforms to enhance information flows would be needed, particularly regarding new and existing housing trades, which could permit the securitization of housing loans and lines of credit. Other improvements in capital markets could also help, including the establishment of reinsurance mechanisms to help lenders offer these reverse mortgages while having some protection against crossover risk. In the Japanese case, demand for RMs will be dampened by declining residential housing values as well as low interest rates and long life expectancies. Nevertheless, we conclude that RMs might be a good way to finance elderly consumption in Japan, particularly against the backdrop of governmental financial stringencies
Private pensions in OECD countries : Australia by Hazel Bateman( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The costs of the superannuation surcharge by Hazel Bateman( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Socially responsible investment in Japanese pensions by Henry Hongbo Jin( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
As the level of retirement-related assets has grown, so too has public and private interest in so-called "Socially Responsible Investment" (SRI), an investment strategy that employs criteria other than the usual financial risk and return factors when selecting firms in which to invest. This study evaluates whether SRI indexes would alter portfolio risk and return patterns for the new defined contribution pension plans currently on offer in Japan. We conclude that SRI funds can be included as an option, albeit with some cost; consequently, mandatory investment in SRI portfolios cannot reasonably be justified
Income tax design and the desirability of subsidies to secondary workers in a household model with joint and non-joint time by Edgar Cudmore( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
In this paper we analyze income tax design in a two member household labor supply model where time spent on consumption together by the two household members is valued differently from time spent apart. We treat consumption as a non excludable public good to members of the household; one example would be where all household members or one alone can watch TV. When jointly consumed, however, TV services are valued more highly than the same consumption undertaken separately. We use this model to numerically investigate the welfare implications of different tax structures. In sharp contrast to existing literature, our results suggest the desirability of subsidizing secondary worker's labor supply. We also relate our discussion to existing individual-household tax unit literature
Managing public investment funds : best practices and new challenges by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Publicly-held pools of assets have grown dramatically over the last several years, and they are playing an increasingly prominent role in cross-national investments. This paper examines how to better secure prudent and economically sound public fund management practices, focusing on ways to formulate and build a strong governance structure for managing the assets, how one might protect the assets from political interference, and what sensible investment policy might entail. We compare three distinct forms of public funds, namely foreign exchange reserve funds, sovereign wealth funds, and public pension funds, to highlight similarities and differences between these. We also explore how their management structure relates to governance practices and country-specific characteristics, drawing from the pension and corporate finance literature. Last, we discuss alternative means of managing public reserve funds in aging economies such as Japan, to help meet future social security liabilities in the face of rapid demographic aging
The distribution of wealth in Australia : a survey by John Piggott( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Housing finance and the Campbell report : a review of efficiency and supply aspects by Robert Albon( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Piggott, J.
Piggott, J. 1947-
Piggott, J.R.
Piggott, J. R. 1947-
Piggott, John
Piggott, John (John R.)
Piggott, John R.
Piggott, John R. 1947-
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