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On the governance of public pension fund management

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  • Impavido, Gregorio

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The author surveys the empirical literature on the relationship between governance of public pension fund management and investment performance. He makes a preliminary attempt to identify good governance practices and distill governance guidelines aimed at reducing the political risk that is associated with central, public pension fund management. The author highlights the need for further work to support the development of a satisfactory set of governance guidelines.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2878.

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Date of creation: 31 Aug 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:2878

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Keywords: Payment Systems&Infrastructure; Decentralization; Banks&Banking Reform; International Terrorism&Counterterrorism; Pensions&Retirement Systems; National Governance; Pensions&Retirement Systems; Banks&Banking Reform; Economic Stabilization; Environmental Economics&Policies;

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  1. Olivia S. Mitchell & Ping Lung Hsin, 1994. "Public Sector Pension Governance and Performance," NBER Working Papers 4632, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Michael Useem & Olivia S. Mitchell, 2000. "Holders of the Purse Strings: Governance and Performance of Public Retirement Systems," Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania 00-08, Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania.
  3. Iglesias, Augusto & Palacios, Robert J., 2000. "Managing public pension reserves - Part I : evidence from the international experience," Social Protection Discussion Papers 21311, The World Bank.
  4. Olivia S. Mitchell & Robert S. Smith, . "Public Sector Pension Funding," Pension Research Council Working Papers, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania 94-4, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania.
  5. Impavido, Gregorio & Musalem, Alberto R. & Vittas, Dimitri, 2002. "Contractual savings in countries with a small financial sector," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2841, The World Bank.
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Cited by:
  1. Ricardo Bebczuk & Alberto Musalem & María Luisa Streb, 2011. "Suggesting Guidelines for Public Pension Funds Governance," Department of Economics, Working Papers 089, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  2. Vittas, Dimitri & Impavido, Gregorio & O'Connor, Ronan, 2008. "Upgrading the investment policy framework of public pension funds," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4499, The World Bank.
  3. Robert Holzmann & Richard Hinz, 2005. "Old Age Income Support in the 21st century: An International Perspective on Pension Systems and Reform," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7336, August.
  4. Edgar Karapetyan & Anna Atoyan & Marta Sandoyan & Demeh Daradkah, 2009. "Financial Intermediation Modernization in Countries with Transition Economy," Transition Studies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 16(2), pages 287-298, June.
  5. Yu-Wei Hu & Gregorio Impavido & Xiaohong Li, 2009. "Governance and Fund Management in the Chinese Pension System," IMF Working Papers 09/246, International Monetary Fund.

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