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Pareto improving social security reform with endogenous growth

  • BELAN, Pascal

    (GREQAM, Université de la Méditerrannée)

  • MICHEL, Philippe

    (GREQAM, Université de la Méditerrannée, IUF and CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

  • PESTIEAU, Pierre


    (CREPP, Université de Liège and CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

It is generally accepted that moving from an unfunded to a funded social security sys- tem implies a welfare loss for the transition generation, that is the generation that has to pay twice: first, saving for its own retirement and second, contributing to the pensions of the then retired generation. This paper shows that in a setting of endogenous growth with positive externality such a transition can be Pareto-improving.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1996057.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 1996
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1996057
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