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The behavioral justification for public pensions: a survey

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  • T. Findley

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  • Frank Caliendo

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Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 409-425

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jecfin:v:32:y:2008:i:4:p:409-425

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Keywords: Public Pensions; Life-cycle Consumption; Myopia; H55; D91; C61;

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Cited by:
  1. CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre, 2010. "Myopia, redistribution and pensions," CORE Discussion Papers 2010038, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. T. Findley & Frank Caliendo, 2009. "Short horizons, time inconsistency, and optimal social security," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 487-513, August.
  3. Caliendo, Frank N., 2011. "Time-inconsistent preferences and social security: Revisited in continuous time," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 35(5), pages 668-675, May.
  4. Frank Caliendo & Emin Gahramanov, 2013. "Myopia and pensions in general equilibrium," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 37(3), pages 375-401, July.

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