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Un impulso al mercado de rentas vitalicias en España
[Promoting the annuities market in Spain]

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  • Ferro, Gustavo

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This paper is aimed to answer a set of questions through an examination of the literature and empirical evidence on annuities. Every section of the paper try to address one specific question, naming: How important is the ageing problem in the world? How is social security being replaced or complemented by savings? What financial products provide financial safety for the elderly? Why the annuities market is so thin? Why the annuities market only develop when there is a mandate to annuitisize? How is Spanish annuity market organized? What regulatory issues are to be develop in order to expand the instrument? What reforms can be instrumented in Spain to expand the market?

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20211.

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Date of creation: Jul 2008
Date of revision: Jul 2008
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20211

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Keywords: annuities; aging; Spain; social security; insurance;

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