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Longevity, Life-cycle Behavior and Pension Reform.

Abstract:

How can public pension systems be reformed to ensure fiscal stability in the face of increasing life expectancy? To address this pressing open question in public finance, we estimate a life-cycle model in which the optimal employment, retirement and consumption decisions of forward-looking individuals depend, inter alia, on life expectancy and the design of the public pension system. We calculate that, in the case of Germany, the fiscal consequences of the 6.4 year increase in age 65 life e...

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Volume:
556
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2011-01-01
URN:
uuid:ea4d9368-d3b1-414e-8061-45a4e7ab9327
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15270
Language:
English

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