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Learning to Value Annuities: The Role of Information and Engagement

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  • Hazel Bateman
  • Ralph Stevens
  • Jennifer Alonso Garcia
  • Eduard Ponds

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  • Hazel Bateman & Ralph Stevens & Jennifer Alonso Garcia & Eduard Ponds, 2018. "Learning to Value Annuities: The Role of Information and Engagement," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/300030, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/300030
    Note: Sponsorship: This project has received funding from the ARC Center of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (grant CE110001029) and ARC Linkage Grant `Mandatory pre-funded retirement income schemes: Best policy and practice' (grant LP140100104). ; CEPAR Working Paper 2018/17
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    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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