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Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311303
eISBN:
9780199893461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311303.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

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


Sweden: A Viable Public–Private Pension System 1

Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist and Eskil Wadensjö

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Swedish pension system developed through different stages from the establishment of the first statutory basic pension, the introduction of an earnings-related supplementary pension, and ... More


Denmark: The Silent Revolution towards a Multipillar Pension System

Jørgen Goul Andersen

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Denmark developed a multipillar pension system, adding private pensions to its universal flat-rate, tax-financed ‘people's pension’. Following the failure to introduce a public earnings-related ... More


Basic Features of Pension Systems

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311303
eISBN:
9780199893461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311303.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Pensions differ in the way they are financed, in the relationship between contributions and benefits, and in how both are adjusted as the economic and demographic environment changes. Some features ... More


Britain: Exhausted Voluntarism – The Evolution of a Hybrid Pension Regime

Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The British pension system with a meagre basic pension in the Beveridge tradition and coexisting private pensions that have increasingly been transformed from defined-benefit (DB) to ... More


The Governance and Regulation of Private Pensions in Europe

Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Tobias Wiß

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This comparative chapter by Ebbinghaus and Wiß analyses the governance of supplementary pensions in ten European countries and the scope for state intervention or collective regulation by employers ... More


The Public–Private Pension Mix and Old Age Income Inequality in Europe

Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Jörg Neugschwender

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This comparative chapter by Ebbinghaus and Neugschwender discusses the institutional differences in the public–private mix, distinguishing mature from emerging multipillar systems and hybrid from ... More


Switzerland: Regulating a Public–Private Heritage of Multipillar Pension Governance

Giuliano Bonoli and Silja Häusermann

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Switzerland is considered a prototype of a multipillar pension system, including both public and private, pay-as-you-go-financed social insurance and mandatory funded occupational pensions. As many ... More


China: Potential Directions for Reform

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311303
eISBN:
9780199893461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311303.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter sets out a series of recommendations to strengthen the pension system of China in ways compatible with China's capacity to implement reforms effectively. It first discusses overall ... More


The Basic Economics of Pensions

Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond

in Pension Reform: A Short Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387728
eISBN:
9780199870905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387728.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The primary objective of pensions is economic security in old age, achieved through consumption smoothing, insurance, poverty relief, and redistribution. The primary objective of pension design is to ... More


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


“Money Attitudes” and Retirement Plan Design: One Size Does Not Fit All

Donna M. MacFarland, Carolyn D. Marconi, and Stephen P. Utkus

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The chapter examines how workers’ attitudes about money and retirement planning influence their participation in defined contribution (DC) pension plans. Workers were grouped into five “money ... More


Risk Disclosure in the European Insurance Industry: Implications for Occupational Pension Funds

Karel Van Hulle

in Retirement System Risk Management: Implications of the New Regulatory Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198787372
eISBN:
9780191835483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787372.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Risk disclosure for the insurance industry will be profoundly influenced by Solvency II rules, which embody the new approach to enhance transparency in the European insurance sector. Yet this chapter ... More


Target-Date Funds and Other Funds-of-Funds

Alistair Byrne and Trevor Oliver

in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190207434
eISBN:
9780190207465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190207434.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses target-date funds (TDFs) and funds-of-funds. The use of TDFs is growing rapidly in defined contribution pension plans. TDFs provide a “one-stop shop” for investing for ... More


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