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Differentiating Indexation in Dutch Pension Funds

  • 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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Volume (Year): 159 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 323-360

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