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The desirability of pay-as-you-go pensions when relative consumption matters and returns are stochastic

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  • Bilancini, Ennio
  • D’Antoni, Massimo

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Under concerns for relative consumption a PAYG system becomes more attractive because it insures pensioners against the risk of being outperformed, but it becomes potentially less effective in hedging the risks associated with financial markets. The net effect is ambiguous.

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  • Bilancini, Ennio & D’Antoni, Massimo, 2012. "The desirability of pay-as-you-go pensions when relative consumption matters and returns are stochastic," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 418-422.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:418-422 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.026
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    Keywords

    Pay-as-you-go pensions; Fully funded pensions; Relative consumption; Risk aversion; Relativity;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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