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Increasing PAYG pension benefits and reducing contribution rates

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  • Fanti, Luciano
  • Gori, Luca

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We analyse how a reduced contribution rate affects the balanced pay-as-you-go pension budget in the basic overlapping generations model of neoclassical growth (Diamond, P., 1965. National debt in a neoclassical growth model. American Economic Review 55 (5), 1126-1150). It is shown that PAYG pensions can be increased by reducing the payroll tax paid by the young contributors.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 81-84

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:81-84

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Keywords: PAYG pension OLG model;

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  1. Rowena A. Pecchenino & Patricia S. Pollard, 2005. "Aging, Myopia, and the Pay-As-You-Go Public Pension Systems of the G7: A Bright Future?," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 7(3), pages 449-470, 08.
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  1. Luciano Fanti, 2012. "Consequences of a boost of mandatory retirement age on long run income and PAYG pensions," Discussion Papers 2012/149, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  2. Gurgen Aslanyan, 2012. "Migration Challenge for PAYG," FIW Working Paper series 101, FIW.
  3. Koichi Miyazaki, 2013. "Pay-as-you-go social security and endogenous fertility in a neoclassical growth model," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 1233-1250, July.
  4. Luciano Fanti, 2012. "Growth, PAYG pension systems crisis and mandatory age of retirement," Discussion Papers 2012/153, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  5. Fanti, Luciano & Gori, Luca, 2010. "Fertility and PAYG pensions in the overlapping generations model," MPRA Paper 25811, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Luciano Fanti, 2012. "PAYG pensions and fertility drop: some (pleasant) arithmetic," Discussion Papers 2012/146, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  7. Miyazaki, Koichi, 2014. "The effects of the raising-the-official-pension-age policy in an overlapping generations economy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 123(3), pages 329-332.

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