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IRAs and National Savings

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  • Burman, Leonard E.
  • Cordes, Joseph J.
  • Ozanne, Larry

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Explores the evidence on how tax-favored savings accounts affect national saving. Looked at in terms of the traditional life-cycle model of savings, such accounts would not be expected to increase national savings; because of the limitation on annual contributions, the tax incentive might well reduce personal savings.

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Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

Volume (Year): 43 (1990)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 259-83

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Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:43:y:1990:i:no._3:p:259-83

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  1. Orazio P. Attanasio & Thomas DeLeire, 2002. "The Effect Of Individual Retirement Accounts On Household Consumption And National Saving," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 112(6), pages 504-538, July.
  2. Jane G. Gravelle, 1991. "Do Individual Retirement Accounts Increase Savings?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 5(2), pages 133-148, Spring.
  3. Kevin Milligan, 2000. "How Do Contribution Limits Affect Contributions to Tax-Preferred Savings Accounts?," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 27, McMaster University.
  4. Eric M. Engen & William G. Gale & John Karl Scholz, 1996. "The Effects of Tax-Based Saving Incentives On Saving and Wealth," NBER Working Papers 5759, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Orazio P. Attanasio & Thomas C. DeLeire, 1994. "IRAs and Household Saving Revisited: Some New Evidence," NBER Working Papers 4900, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. James M. Poterba & Steven F. Venti & David A. Wise, 1996. "How Retirement Saving Programs Increase Saving," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 10(4), pages 91-112, Fall.
  7. Ken Ayotte & John Sabelhaus, 1998. "The Effect of Tax-Deferred Savings Plans on Household Wealth Accumulation: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances: Technical Paper 1999-4:," Working Papers 13344, Congressional Budget Office.

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