The possibility of Pareto-Improving Pension Reform: More Arguments
AbstractThis article provides simulation results of Pareto-improving transitions from pay-as-you-go to fully funded pension systems in an economy where agents are heterogeneous within generations. The possibility of such transitions for a wide range of parameters states that intergenerational heterogeneity should no longer be considered an obstacle when implementing Pareto-improving pension reforms. To maintain redistributive or insurance mechanisms supported by pay-as-you-go systems, I propose to replace social system with redistributive tax and transfer payments inside one generation. This would save dynamically efficient economy from the inefficiency related to the implicit taxes on pension contributions imposed by pay-as-you-go systems.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 53.
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pension reform; Pareto-improving transition; heterogeneous population; redistribution and insurance;
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