Superannuation: A Guide to the Field for Australian Economists
AbstractThere is a worldwide effort to identify international best practice in retirement income provision. Legions of superannuation experts have stepped forward, from the ranks of accountants, actuaries, demographers, financial analysts, lawyer-- and economists. This paper seeks to compile disparate pieces of advice, distilled from recent research, which economists can usefully pass onto superannuation members, managers, trustees and policymakers. No prior knowledge of superannuation is assumed. Various policy issues are addressed, including the inadequacy of Australia's mandatory 9% contribution rate, the efficiency and equity costs of our unusual "front-end" superannuation taxes, and the tension in regulatory policy between protecting inactive or ill-informed contributors and giving well-informed contributors the right to back their personal judgements.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).
Volume (Year): 34 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
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- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
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