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Policy Variation, Labor Supply Elasticities, and a Structural Model of Retirement

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  • Manoli, Dayanand

    (University of Texas at Austin)

  • Mullen, Kathleen

    (RAND)

  • Wagner, Mathis

    (Boston College)

Abstract

This paper exploits a combination of policy variation from multiple pension reforms in Austria and administrative data from the Austrian Social Security Database. Using the policy changes for identification, we estimate social security wealth and accrual elasticities in individuals' retirement decisions. Next, we use these elasticities to estimate a dynamic programming model of retirement decisions. Finally, we use the estimated model to examine the labor supply and welfare consequences of potential social security reforms.

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  • Manoli, Dayanand & Mullen, Kathleen & Wagner, Mathis, 2014. "Policy Variation, Labor Supply Elasticities, and a Structural Model of Retirement," IZA Discussion Papers 8659, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    policy variation; retirement; labor supply elasticities;
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    JEL classification:

    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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