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Time inconsistency and retirement planning

  • Caliendo, Frank N.
  • Findley, T. Scott

We quantify the welfare gains from better retirement planning using a model in which retirement planning is time inconsistent. A modest increase in a household’s planning horizon by just a few years generates large aggregate and individual welfare gains.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 30-34

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