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The Value of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Insurance

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  • Pennacchi, George G
  • Lewis, Christopher M

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This paper considers the cost of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insurance for single-employer defined benefit pension plans. It derives a formula for the PBGC's liability that explicitly recognizes the two necessary conditions that must arise for the PBGC to sustain a loss. First, the corporation sponsoring the pension Iund must undergo bankruptcy and, second, this pension plan must be underfunded. The PBGC's liability is valued as a contingent put option and expressed as infinite series of modified Bessel functions. The comparative statics of the model are examined and are quite consistent with economic intuition. Copyright 1994 by Ohio State University Press.

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  • Pennacchi, George G & Lewis, Christopher M, 1994. "The Value of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Insurance," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 26(3), pages 735-753, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:26:y:1994:i:3:p:735-53
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    9. Stavros Panageas, 2009. "Optimal taxation in the presence of bailouts," NBER Working Papers 15405, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    10. Stavros Panageas, 2009. "Bailouts, the Incentive to Manage Risk, and Financial Crises," NBER Working Papers 15058, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    11. Joshua Rauh, 2007. "Risk Shifting versus Risk Management: Investment Policy in Corporate Pension Plans," NBER Working Papers 13240, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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