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The Value of Transparency

Adrian Orr

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0060
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. The fund was created to reduce the tax burden on future taxpayers of the cost of the country's universal retirement benefit, the New ... More


Pension Security Bonds: A New Plan to Address the State Pension Crisis

Joshua Rauh and Robert Novy-Marx

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that the federal government should be concerned about state pension liabilities. In the absence of fundamental reform, some large state pension funds may not last through the ... More


The Virtues of Personal Accounts for Social Security

Edward P. Lazear

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that much of the debate on the establishment of private accounts for retirement benefits has missed the main issues. Some proponents argue that recipients will earn higher returns ... More


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