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Risky Assumptions: A closer Look at the Bearing of Investment Risk in Defined-Benefit Pension Plans

  • James E. Pesando

    (University of Toronto)

There is reason to question whether employers bear all – and employees none – of the investment risk in defined-benefit pension plans. So are they just defined-contribution plans in disguise?

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Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 266 (June)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:266
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  1. James E. Pesando & Morley Gunderson, 1988. "Retirement Incentives Contained in Occupational Pension Plans and Their Implications for the Mandatory Retirement Debate," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 21(2), pages 244-64, May.
  2. Jack Selody, 2007. "Vulnerabilities in Defined-Benefit Pension Plans," Discussion Papers 07-3, Bank of Canada.
  3. Lazear, Edward P, 1979. "Why Is There Mandatory Retirement?," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 87(6), pages 1261-84, December.
  4. Morley Gunderson & Douglas Hyatt & James E. Pesando, 1992. "Wage-Pension Trade-offs in Collective Agreements," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 46(1), pages 146-160, October.
  5. Colin Busby & William Robson, 2013. "Canada's 2012 Fiscal Accountability Rankings," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 373, February.
  6. William B.P. Robson & Finn Poschmann & Robin Banerjee & Colin Busby & Benjamin Dachis, 2008. "Steering Through Turbulence: The Shadow Federal Budget for 2008," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 111, February.
  7. Morley Gunderson & James Pesando & Douglas Hyatt, 1992. "Wage-pension trade-offs in collective agreements," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 46(1), pages 146-160, October.
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