Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76512
Authors: 
Razin, Assaf
Sadka, Efraim
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1039
Abstract: 
The aging of the population shakes the public finance of pay-as-you-go social security systems. We develop a political-economy framework in which this demographic change leads to the downsizing of the social security system, and, as a consequence, to the emergence of supplemental individual retirement programs. Making the balanced-budget rule (of the type of the Stability and Growth Pact in the EU) more flexible, to accommodate a one-shot cost of the social security reforms, is shown to facilitate the political-economy transition from a national to a private pension system, through an endogenously determined shift in the political-economy equilibrium
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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