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The economics of pensions

Barr, Nicholas ORCID: 0000-0002-5325-2055 and Diamond, Peter (2006) The economics of pensions. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 22 (1). pp. 15-39. ISSN 0266-903X

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Identification Number: 10.1093/oxrep/grj002


This paper sets out the economic analytics of pensions. After introductory discussion, successive sections consider the effects of different pension arrangements on labour markets, on national savings and growth, and on the distribution of burdens and benefits. These areas are controversial and politically highly salient. While we are open about expressing our own views, the main purpose of the paper is to set out the analytical process by which we reach them, to enable readers to form their own conclusions.

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Additional Information: © 2006 Oxford University Press.
Divisions: European Institute
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H55 - Social Security and Public Pensions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J32 - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Private Pensions
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:37

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