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Differentiating Indexation in Dutch Pension Funds

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  • Roel Beetsma

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  • Alessandro Bucciol

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This discussion paper led to a publication in 'De Economist' , 159(3), 323-360. We investigate numerically how indexation of funded pensions for inflation can be differ-entiated across the various groups of fund participants. The pension arrangement is modelledafter the Dutch situation. While the aggregate welfare consequences are small, group-specific consequences are more substantial with the workers and future born losing and retirees bene-fitting from a shift away from uniform indexation. Those welfare shifts result from systematicredistribution of welfare rather than shifts in the benefit of risk sharing provided by the system.
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  • Roel Beetsma & Alessandro Bucciol, 2011. "Differentiating Indexation in Dutch Pension Funds," De Economist, Springer, vol. 159(3), pages 323-360, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:decono:v:159:y:2011:i:3:p:323-360
    DOI: 10.1007/s10645-011-9170-9
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    1. Leo de Haan, 2015. "Recovery measures of underfunded pension funds: higher contributions, no indexation, or pension cuts?," DNB Working Papers 485, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
    2. Jiajia Cui & Eduard H. M. Ponds, 2016. "Intergenerational Risk Trading and the Innovative Role of Equity- Wage Swaps," Bankers, Markets & Investors, ESKA Publishing, issue 144, pages 31-42, September.
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    9. Karolina Goraus & Krzysztof Makarski & Joanna Tyrowicz, 2014. "Does social security reform reduce gains from increasing the retirement age?," Working Papers 2014-03, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
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    Keywords

    Indexation; Funded pensions; Welfare effects; Pension buffers; Stochastic simulations; H55; I38; C61;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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