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Political and Economic Forces Sustaining Social Security

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  • Mulligan Casey B

    ()
    (University of Chicago)

  • Sala-i-Martin Xavier

    ()
    (Columbia University)

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What economic forces create and sustain old-age Social Security as a public program? We relate political, efficiency, and narrative theories of Social Security to empirical results reported in our companion paper in this volume. Political theories, including rational majority voting and pressure group theories, feature a redistributive struggle among groups. "Efficiency theories," which model SS as a full or partial solution to market failure, include optimal redistribution, retirement insurance, and alleviating labor market congestion. Finally we analyze three "narrative" theories.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.

Volume (Year): 4 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 1-56

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  1. Perotti, Enrico C & Schwienbacher, Armin, 2007. "The Political Origin of Pension Funding," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6100, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Bossi, Luca, 2008. "Intergenerational risk shifting through social security and bailout politics," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(7), pages 2240-2268, July.
  3. Barnett, Richard & Bhattacharya, Joydeep & Puhakka, Mikko, 2012. "Private Versus Public Old-Age Security," School of Economics Working Paper Series, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University 2012-14, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University.
  4. Andersen, Torben M, 2008. "Fiscal Sustainability and Demographics - Should We Save or Work More?," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 7044, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Bhattacharya, Joydeep & Reed, Robert, 2006. "Social Security and Intergenerational Redistribution," Staff General Research Papers 12661, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  6. Andersen, Torben M., 2012. "Fiscal sustainability and demographics – Should we save or work more?," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 264-280.

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