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Pareto improving transition from a pay-as-you-go to a fully funded pension system in a model of endogenous growth

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  • Gábor Gyárfás

    () (Department of Economics, University of Bonn, Adenauerallee 24-42, D-53113 Bonn, Germany)

  • Marko Marquardt

    () (Department of Economics, University of Bonn, Adenauerallee 24-42, D-53113 Bonn, Germany)

Abstract

In this paper we investigate the possibility of Pareto improving social security reforms within a framework of endogenous growth. Belan et al. (1998) propose a transition from a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pension system to a system of savings-subsidization. We follow this approach and prove that a Pareto improving conversion from the PAYG system to a fully funded one is possible. Finally, we compare the subsidy system with the fully funded system and discuss the problem of implementing the transition to the fully funded system.

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  • Gábor Gyárfás & Marko Marquardt, 2001. "Pareto improving transition from a pay-as-you-go to a fully funded pension system in a model of endogenous growth," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 14(3), pages 445-453.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:14:y:2001:i:3:p:445-453
    Note: Received: 07 March 1999/Accepted: 13 December 1999
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    1. Marcin Bielecki & Krzysztof Makarski & Joanna Tyrowicz & Marcin Waniek, 2015. "In the search for the optimal path to establish a funded pension system," Working Papers 2015-22, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
    2. Kunze, Lars, 2012. "Funded social security and economic growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 180-183.
    3. Pascal Belan & Philippe Michel & Bertrand Wigniolle, 2007. "Capital Accumulation, Welfare, and the Emergence of Pension-Fund Activism," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 63(1), pages 54-82, March.
    4. Marko Köthenbürger & Panu Poutvaara, 2002. "Social Security Reform and Intergenerational Trade: Is there Scope for a Pareto-Improvement?," CESifo Working Paper Series 795, CESifo Group Munich.
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    6. van Groezen, B.J.A.M. & Meijdam, A.C. & Verbon, H.A.A., 2002. "Social Security Reform and Population Ageing in a Two-Sector Growth Model," Discussion Paper 2002-25, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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    Public pensions · endogenous growth;

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    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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