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Intergenerational risk sharing and social security in an economy with land

  • Wolfram Richter

Homburg (1990 and 1992) shows that the existence of productive land prevents an economy from being dynamically inefficient. The result is extended to a world with uncertain labour income. It is shown that PAYG social security fails to be Pareto improving on almost all paths of economic growth. Copyright Springer-Verlag 1993

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Volume (Year): 7 (1993)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
Pages: 91-103

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