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Pensions and Savings in a Monetary Union: an Analysis of Capital Flows

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  • Jousten, Alain
  • Legros, Florence

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We analyse the economic impact of a simultaneous aging shock in two countries. The countries are identical in all respects except the financing scheme of their public pension system. While one relies on capitalization, the other one relies on a pay-as-you-go scheme. We show that the two countries react very differently to the demographic shock and its financial implications. Further, we find that the presence or the absence of capital mobility considerably affects the results, both in terms of the size of the burden as in terms of international capital allocation.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 3509.

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Keywords: ageing; international factor mobility; social security;

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  1. Yvonne Adema & Lex Meijdam & Harrie Verbon, 2008. "Beggar thy thrifty neighbour," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 21(4), pages 933-959, October.
  2. Adema, Y. & Meijdam, A.C. & Verbon, H.A.A., 2006. "Beggar Thy Thrifty Neighbour: The International Spillover Effects of Pensions Under Population Ageing," Discussion Paper, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research 2006-47, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  3. Kieran Mc Morrow & Werner R�ger, 2003. "Economic and financial market consequences of ageing populations," European Economy - Economic Papers, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission 182, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.

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