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Pension Reform: A Short Guide

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387728
eISBN:
9780199870905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387728.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Mandatory pension systems are a worldwide phenomenon. Many need reform. This book, a summary of a longer book, sets out an extensive but nontechnical explanation of the economics of pension design. ... More


Firms and the Welfare State: When, Why, and How Does Social Policy Matter to Employers?

Isabela Mares

in Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247752
eISBN:
9780191596346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247757.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

When and why have employers supported the development of institutions of social insurance that provide benefits to workers for various employment‐related risks in the areas of unemployment insurance, ... More


Keep the Wage Tax to Help Fund Social Insurance

Michael J. Graetz

in 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122749
eISBN:
9780300150193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122749.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explains why wage tax should be continued to help fund social insurance in the United States. It argues that the politics of using payroll taxes to finance Social Security, unemployment ... More


An Ounce of Prevention: Financial Regulation, Moral Hazard, and the End of “Too Big to Fail”

David A. Moss

in New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter first takes into account the history of financial crises in America, citing financial crises as a regular and often debilitating feature of American life. The lack of a crisis for about ... More


Summary of Discussion

Roger B. Porter, Robert R. Glauber, and Thomas J. Healey

in New Directions in Financial Services Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015615
eISBN:
9780262295789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015615.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter consolidates the insights and findings discussed regarding the implementation of a possible regulatory structure that is fitting for the resolution of the 2008 financial crisis. It ... More


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