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Generational Equality in Iceland

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  • Ásta Herdís Hall
  • Sólveig Frída Jóhannsdóttir
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    This paper presents generational accounts for Iceland over the period 1994–1998. A longer analysis period allows us to assess whether the economic boom during the latter part of the 1990s was more favourable to current- or future generations. We find that the restrictive government policy of the period moved the economy towards intergenerational equality. We also examine the generational impact of a resource tax for the exploitation of the Icelandic fishing grounds, using the revenue to cover the government’s unfunded pension liabilities. Finally, we employ Monte Carlo analysis to assess the sensitivity of the accounts to changes in the discount- and growth rate.

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    Article provided by Nordic Journal of Political Economy in its journal Nordic Journal of Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 28 (2002)
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    Pages: 27-42

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    1. Banks, James & Disney, Richard & Smith, Zoe, 2000. "What Can We Learn from Generational Accounts for the United Kingdom?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 110(467), pages F575-97, November.
    2. James Banks & Richard Disney & Zoë Oldfield, 1999. "What can we learn about pension reform from Generational Accounts for the UK?," IFS Working Papers W99/16, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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