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Generic NDC - Equilibrium, Valuation and Risk Sharing with and without NDC Bonds

  • Palmer, Edward


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    The Non-financial (Notional) Defined Contribution (NDC) PAYGO pension scheme is a recent innovation and its generic dimensions have not previously been explored in a coherent context. This paper does this. It derives and analyzes the demographic, economic and distributional properties of NDC. The residual (systematic) longevity risk creates a special problem, solved with an NDC bond, the asset that closes the system financially, transferring residual risk to the government (taxpayers). This guarantees a fixed NDC contribution rate and, thus, intergenerational commitment, with transparent distributional policy pursued through targeted transfers from general tax revenues and taxation of overall personal income.

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    Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2011:3.

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    Length: 44 pages
    Date of creation: 04 Feb 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2011_003
    Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P. O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
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