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Credible pensions

  • Tim Besley

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and London School of Economics and Bank of England)

  • Andrea Prat

One of the main problems in pension policy is to develop an institutional framework that guarantees that public and private pensions promises are kept. This paper discusses how the governance of public and private pensions is key to making such promises credible. It argues that credibility concerns undermine the case for earnings-related pensions run by the state and private defined benefit plans.

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Article provided by Institute for Fiscal Studies in its journal Fiscal Studies.

Volume (Year): 26 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 119-135

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Handle: RePEc:ifs:fistud:v:26:y:2005:i:1:p:119-135
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  1. Rabin, Matthew, 2002. "A perspective on psychology and economics," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(4-5), pages 657-685, May.
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