Understanding global imbalances
AbstractTwo contemporary issues provide reason to focus on national saving and investment: the debate over public pensions, and pensions more generally, in all rich countries; and the large global current account imbalances, conceptually the difference between national savings and domestic investment. Are we all saving enough to provide adequate retirement income for rapidly ageing populations – especially Americans, whose household savings seems to have disappeared altogether in 2005? And are the countries with large external deficits – notably the United States – mortgaging the income of future generations inappropriately, not to mention courting financial calamity in the meantime?
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in its journal Conference Series ; [Proceedings].
Volume (Year): 51 (2006)
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