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Alterssicherung und Wachstum

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  • Wigger, Berthold U.

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Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht die kurz- und langfristigen Effekte der umlagefinanzierten Rentenversicherung auf das Produktivitätswachstum und diskutiert die Möglichkeit einer Pareto-verbessernden Reform. Es wird gezeigt, daß eine Reduktion der dem Umlageverfahren innewohnenden intergenerationellen Transfers nicht Pareto-verbessernd ist. Sie ist es selbst dann nicht, wenn geringere intergenerationelle Transfers das Produktivitätswachstum dauerhaft erhöhen. Eine Pareto-verbessernde Reform ist gleichwohl möglich. Sie besteht darin, die Altersrenten als Sparprämien statt pauschal auszuzahlen.

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  • Wigger, Berthold U., 1999. "Alterssicherung und Wachstum," Discussion Papers 569, Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Abteilung fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre.
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    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • O41 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - One, Two, and Multisector Growth Models
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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