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"Should I Pay for You or for Myself"? The Optimal Level and Composition of Retirement Benefit Systems

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Feldstein [1985] posed the questions of what would be the optimal level of retirement benefit, and what would be the optimal mix between the pay-as-you-go system and the funded pension system under the assumption of an exogenous interest rate. We reconsider the problem with the addition of a flexible production function and, consequently, an endogenous interest rate. Moreover, we allow the contributions rate O to be negative as well. In the case of a negative O, the retired subsidize the workers out of their saved capital. This case turns out to be the optimal one in situations of low population growth.

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Bernard M. S. van Praag, Pedro Cardoso

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21098

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