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Pensions and Intergenerational Risk‐sharing in General Equilibrium

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  • ROEL M. W. J. BEETSMA
  • A. LANS BOVENBERG

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We investigate intergenerational risk‐sharing in two‐pillar pension systems with a pay‐as‐you‐go pillar and a funded pillar. The funded pension pillar can be either defined contribution or defined benefit. Only a defined‐benefit scheme with an appropriate investment policy establishes optimal intergenerational risk‐sharing. We show how the pension system affects capital markets in general and the equity premium in particular.

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  • Roel M. W. J. Beetsma & A. Lans Bovenberg, 2009. "Pensions and Intergenerational Risk‐sharing in General Equilibrium," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 76(302), pages 364-386, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:76:y:2009:i:302:p:364-386
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2008.00685.x
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