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When are voluntary pensions indifferent?

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The mandatory pension pillar is usually supplemented by a voluntary one. In our simple model, voluntary pensions partly replace mandatory ones without affecting the outcomes: the voluntary pensions are indifferent. This result may serve as benchmark.

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  • Simonovits, András, 2011. "When are voluntary pensions indifferent?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 155-157, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:111:y:2011:i:2:p:155-157
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    1. Andras Simonovits, 2012. "Optimal Cap on Pension Contributions," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1208, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
    2. Andras Simonovits, 2013. "A family of simple paternalistic transfer models," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1324, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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