Public Pension Reform : A Primer

Author/Editor:

Alain Jousten

Publication Date:

February 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The present paper reviews key issues in pension design and pension reform encountered all across the world. The paper heavily refers to the recent U.S. Social Security reform debate in general and to the Personal Retirement Accounts proposal in particular. A particular emphasis is put on annuitization and risk-taking in the economy. Our discussion signals some inadequacy of the proposed measures with respect to the goals of viability of the system and individual financial security during retirement.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/28

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865929/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007028

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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