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Building an Environment for Pension Reform in Developing Countries

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  • Olivia S. Mitchell

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Fiscal problems are prompting many developing nations to amend and sometimes restructure their national old-age programs. As they do, these countries seek guidance on how to design market and regulatory structures to enhance their chances of success. This paper investigates the types of risks facing participants in retirement systems, and examines which financial, regulatory, and labor market institutions appear most supportive of retirement system reforms, and most urgently needed, in developing countries.

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Paper provided by Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania in its series Pension Research Council Working Papers with number 97-7.

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  1. Baxter, Marianne & Jermann, Urban J, 1997. "The International Diversification Puzzle Is Worse Than You Think," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(1), pages 170-80, March.
  2. James E. Pesando, . "The Government's Role in Insuring Pensions," Pension Research Council Working Papers 94-16, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania.
  3. Robert Holzmann, 1996. "Pension Reform, Financial Market Development, and Economic Growth: Preliminary Evidence from Chile," IMF Working Papers 96/94, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Salvador Valdés & Peter Diamond, . "Social Security Reforms in Chile," Documentos de Trabajo 161, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
  5. Munnell, Alicia H, 1976. "Private Pensions and Saving: New Evidence," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 84(5), pages 1013-32, October.
  6. Olivia S. Mitchell & Gary S. Fields, . "Designing Pension systems for Developing Countries," Pension Research Council Working Papers 95-14, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania.
  7. George G. Pennacchi, . "Government Guarantees for Old Age Income," Pension Research Council Working Papers 97-10, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania.
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Cited by:
  1. Olivia S. Mitchell, . "Developments in Pensions," Pension Research Council Working Papers 98-4, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania.
  2. Olivia S. Mitchell & Flavio Ataliba Barreto, 1997. "After Chile, What? Second-Round Pension Reforms in Latin America," NBER Working Papers 6316, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Olivia S. Mitchell, 1998. "Social security reform in Latin America," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Mar, pages 15-18.
  4. 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.
  5. Olivia S. Mitchell, . "Insulating Old-Age Systems from Political Risk," Pension Research Council Working Papers 98-3, Wharton School Pension Research Council, University of Pennsylvania.

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