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The international spillover effects of pension reform

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  • Yvonne Adema

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  • Lex Meijdam

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  • Harrie Verbon

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This paper explores how pension reforms in countries with PAYG schemes affect countries with funded systems. We use a two-country two-period overlappinggenerations model, where the countries only differ in their pension systems. We distinguish between the case where a reform potentially leads to a Pareto improvement in the PAYG country, and where this is impossible. In the latter case, the funded country shares both in the costs and the benefits of the reform. However, if a Paretoimproving pension reform is feasible in the PAYG country, a Pareto improvement in the funded country is not guaranteed.
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  • Yvonne Adema & Lex Meijdam & Harrie Verbon, 2009. "The international spillover effects of pension reform," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 16(5), pages 670-696, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:itaxpf:v:16:y:2009:i:5:p:670-696
    DOI: 10.1007/s10797-008-9084-x
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    1. Artige, L. & Dedry, A. & Pestieau, P., 2014. "Social security and economic integration," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 123(3), pages 318-322.
    2. Daniel Baksa & Zsuzsa Munkacsi, 2016. "Aging, (Pension) Reforms and the Shadow Economy in Southern Europe," Bank of Lithuania Working Paper Series 32, Bank of Lithuania.
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    4. Igor Fedotenkov & Lex Meijdam, 2014. "Pension reform with migration and mobile capital: is a Pareto improvement possible?," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 431-450, September.
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    6. Kai Konrad & Stergios Skaperdas, 2012. "The market for protection and the origin of the state," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 50(2), pages 417-443, June.
    7. Pierre Pestieau & Gwanaël Piaser & Motohiro Sato, 2006. "PAYG pension systems with capital mobility," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 13(5), pages 587-599, September.
    8. Fedotenkov, I., 2012. "Pensions and ageing in a globalizing world. International spillover effects via trade and factor mobility," Other publications TiSEM 8830bc21-4138-4479-8459-a, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.

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    Keywords

    International spillover effects; Pension reform; F21; F41; F47; H55; H63;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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