Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168099
Authors: 
Stichnoth, Holger
Dolls, Mathias
Dörrenberg, Philipp
Peichl, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Pensions and Savings II F02-V1
Abstract: 
How can retirement savings be increased? We explore a unique policy change in the context of the German pension system to study this question. In 2004, pension authorities started to send out annual letters providing information about the pension system and expected pension payments. Using German tax return data, we exploit two discontinuities in the age cutoffs of receiving such a letter to study their effects on private retirement savings.
JEL: 
H55
H24
J26
D14
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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