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Ageing and retirement age. What can we learn from the Overlapping Generations Model ?

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  • Antoine D'Autume

    () (EUREQUA - Equipe Universitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

In this paper, the two-period OLG model has been modified to distinguish the effects of individual ageing from changes in the birth rate. Optimal pension and retirement age policies have been characterized in a dynamic framework. We have considered a mixed pension scheme that is fully funded, but offers agents an actuarially fair choice on their retirement age. We show that this mixed pension scheme makes it possible to implement the optimal solution. The numerical simulations describe the dilemmas France currently faces.

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  • Antoine D'Autume, 2003. "Ageing and retirement age. What can we learn from the Overlapping Generations Model ?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00452561, HAL.
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