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Trade-Offs in Means Tested Pension Design

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  • Chung Tran

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    (Research School of Economics, Australian National University and ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales)

  • Alan Woodland

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    (School of Economics and ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales)

Abstract

This paper proposes and assesses consistent multi-factor dynamic ane mortality models for longevity risk applications. The dynamics of the model produce closed-form expressions for survival curves. The framework includes an arbitrage free model specication. Importantly, the mortality model provides consistent future survival curves with the same parametric form as the initial curve.

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Paper provided by ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales in its series Working Papers with number 201110.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:asb:wpaper:201110

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Keywords: Means-Tested Pension; Social Security; Optimal Policy; Overlapping Generations; Dynamic General Equilibrium;

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Cited by:
  1. Sang-Wook (Stanley) Cho & Renuka Sane, 2011. "Means-Tested Age Pension and Homeownership: Is There a Link?," Discussion Papers 2011-02, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales.
  2. George Kudrna & Alan Woodland, 2012. "Progressive Tax Changes to Private Pensions in a Life-Cycle Framework," Working Papers 201209, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales.

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