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  • Distributive Concerns When Substituting a Pay-As-You-Go a Fully Funded Pension System 

    Valdés-Prieto, Salvador (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    The paper uses a simulation model to quantify the impact on income distribution of the substilution of a progressive social security program that redistributes towards the poor, but isfinanced with the PAYC method, by a ...
  • Privatization of Social Security: Lessons from Chile 

    Diamond, Peter (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    In Chile, all covered workers must save 10% of monthly earnings wilh a highly regulated intermediary Ihat monages a single fund and provides survivors and disability insurance. Workers pay a commission charge, in addition ...
  • An Endogenous Growth Model of Social Security and the Size of the Informal Sector 

    Corsetti, Giancarlo (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    Fulfy-funded pension systems are claimed to be less distortionary of labor allocation decisions than pay-as-you-go systems. This paper explores this issue in the framework of an overlapping generation model of endogenous ...
  • Changing the Pension Ages: The Welfare Effects 

    Cifuentes, Rodrigo (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    Nowadays, many countries are facing severe problems to finance their Social Security Systems. Most systems are financed on a pay-as-you-go basis, where financial problems come from two main sources. On the one hand, most ...
  • The Brazilian Social Security Program: Diagnosis and Proposal for Reform 

    Fragelli-Cardoso, Renato; Magalh�es, Uriel De; Schymura de Oliveira, Luiz; Portocarrero, Helio (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    The Brazilian pay-as-you-go social security program is analyzed in a historical perspective. Its contribution to income inequality, and the role played by the inflation as a balancing variable are discussed. It is shown ...
  • From the Brazilian Pay-As-You-Go Pension System to Capitalization: Bailing out the Government 

    Carvalho, José L.; Faro, Clovis De (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    Given that the current official pension plan in Brazil is not feasible, several reform proposals have been recently submited. In a previous work, we have developed a scheme which has its fundamentals based on a market ...
  • Pension Systems and Reforms: Country Experiences and Research Issues 

    Arrau, Patricio; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    Pension reform is spreading around the globe. ranging from Latin America to OECD countries, with current discussions of major reform projects in many other developing. transition, and OECD economies. This paper surveys ...
  • Some Features on Current Pension System Reform in Latin America 

    Uthoff Botka, Andras (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    The heterogenous nature of their population is an important feature of Latin American and Caribbean countries. Overall demographic transition is late and lagged within countries in some population groups: aging is taking ...
  • Funded and Private Pensions for Eastern European Countries in Transition? 

    Holzmann, Robert (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    All reform countries in Central and Eastern Europe require a rapid and comprehensive restructuring of their public pension schemes for macroand microeconomic reasons. For the time being, however, progress in reform is very ...
  • Funded Social Security System: A Review of Issues in Four East Asian Countries 

    Ribe, Frederick (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    This paper reviews the structure and economic effects of the fullyfunded centralized public pension programs in several East Asian countries. The major weaknesses of these programs are variable and often inadequate replacement ...
  • The Political Economy of Public Pensions: Pension Funding, Governance, and Fiscal Stress 

    Hsin, Ping-Lung; Mitchell, Olivia (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe and evaluate how public sector defined benefit pension plans are managed, and to assess possible implications of different pension management styles for promised pension benefits. ...
  • A Critical Review of Social Insurance Analysis by Multilateral Lending Institutions 

    Kotlikoff, Laurence (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    This paper reviews the social insurance analysis of Multilateral Lending Institutions (MLI). It first describes a country's fiscal fundamentals. Consideration of how social insurance programs affect these fundamentals leads ...
  • Minimun Pension Insurance in the Chilean Pension System 

    Zurita, Salvador (ILADES; Georgetown University; Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Facultad de Economía y Negocios, 1994)
    One of the "social" features of the Chilean individual capitalization pension system is the minimum pension scheme. which guarantees its members a minimum pension irrespective of the funds they accumulate, with the only ...

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