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A Dynamic Accumulation Model for the Second Pillar of the Slovak Pension System

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Since January 2005, pensions in Slovakia are operated by a three-pillar system as proposed by the World Bank. This paper concentrates on the mandatory, fully funded second pillar. The authors present a dynamic accumulation model for determining the optimal switching strategy among pension funds with different risk profiles. The resulting strategies depend on the individual risk preferences of future pensioners. The authors´ results illustrated that gradual decreasing risk while amassing savings for a pension is rational. Furthermore, the authors present several simulations of optimal fund-switching strategies for various model parameter settings.

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  • Soòa KILIÁNOVÁ & Igor MELICHERÈÍK & Daniel ŠEVÈOVIÈ, 2006. "A Dynamic Accumulation Model for the Second Pillar of the Slovak Pension System," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 56(11-12), pages 506-521, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:56:y:2006:i:11-12:p:506-521
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    Keywords

    Bellman equation; dynamic stochastic programming; funded pillar; pension portfolio simulations; risk aversion; Slovak pension system; utility function;
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    JEL classification:

    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • E27 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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