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Intergenerational Risk Sharing, Pensions and Endogenous Labor Supply in General Equilibrium

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  • Roel Beetsma
  • Ward E. Romp
  • Siert J. Vos

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In the context of a two-tier pension system, with a pay-as-you-go first tier and a fully funded second tier, we demonstrate that a system with a defined wage-indexed second tier performs strictly better than one with a defined contribution or defined real benefit second tier. The former completely separates systematic redistribution (confined to the first tier) from intergenerational risk sharing (the role of the second tier). This way labor supply is undistorted.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2185.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2185

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Keywords: funded pensions; risk sharing; overlapping generations; endogenous labour supply;

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  1. Piero Gottardi & Felix Kubler, 2006. "Social Security and Risk Sharing," Working Papers 2006_38, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
  2. Wagener, Andreas, 2004. "On intergenerational risk sharing within social security schemes," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 181-206, March.
  3. Matsen, Egil & Thogersen, Oystein, 2004. "Designing social security - a portfolio choice approach," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(4), pages 883-904, August.
  4. Roel M. W. J. Beetsma & A. Lans Bovenberg, 2009. "Pensions and Intergenerational Risk-sharing in General Equilibrium," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 76(302), pages 364-386, 04.
  5. Dirk Krueger & Felix Kubler, 2002. "Intergenerational Risk-Sharing via Social Security when Financial Markets Are Incomplete," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(2), pages 407-410, May.
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  1. Beetsma, Roel & Bovenberg, A Lans & Romp, Ward E, 2008. "Funded Pensions and Intergenerational and International Risk Sharing in General Equilibrium," CEPR Discussion Papers 7106, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Beetsma, Roel & Romp, Ward E & Vos, Siert-Jan, 2011. "Voluntary participation and intergenerational risk sharing in a funded pension system," CEPR Discussion Papers 8312, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Roel Beetsma & Ward Romp, 2013. "Participation Constraints in Pension Systems," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-149/VI, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Roel Beetsma & Alessandro Bucciol, 2011. "Risk Sharing in Defined-Contribution Funded Pension Systems," CESifo Working Paper Series 3640, CESifo Group Munich.

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