NBER Books - Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Social Security Pension Reform in Europe
Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert, editors

The University of Chicago Press, 2002
Cloth: $70.00
500 pages
ISBN: 0-226-24108-4

Table of Contents:

    Introduction: An American Perspective
    Martin Feldstein

    Introduction: A European Perspective
    Horst Siebert

    1. Pensions and Contemporary Socioeconomic Change
    Assar Lindbeck

    Discussion Summary

    2. Different Approaches to Pension Reform from an Economic Point of View
    Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise
    Comment: Herbert Hax

    Discussion Summary

    3. Labor Mobility, Redistribution, and Pension Reform in Europe
    Alain Jousten and Pierre Pestieau
    Comment: Michael Burda

    Discussion Summary

    4. France: The Difficult Path to Consensual Reforms
    Didier Blanchet and Florence Legros
    Comment: Martine Durand

    Discussion Summary

    5. The German Pension System: Status Quo and Reform Options
    Bert Rürup
    Comment: Axel Börsch-Supan

    Discussion Summary

    6. Swedish Pension Reform: How Did It Evolve, and What Does It Mean for the Future?
    Edward Palmer
    Comment: Laurence J. Kotlikoff

    Discussion Summary

    7. Italy: A Never-Ending Pension Reform
    Daniele Franco
    Comment: Franco Peracchi

    Discussion Summary

    8. Prefunding in a Defined Benfeit Pension System: The Finnish Case
    Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen
    Comment: Reijo Vanne

    Discussion Summary

    9. Pension Reform: Issues in the Netherlands
    Jeroen J.M. Kremers
    Comment: A. Lans Bovenberg

    Discussion Summary

    10. The United Kingdom: Examining the Switch from Low Public Pensions to High-Cost Private Pensions
    David Blake
    Comment: Andrew A. Samwick

    Discussion Summary

    11. Poland: Security through Diversity
    Jerzy Hausner

    12. The Hungarian Pension Reform: A Preliminary Assessment of the First Years of Implementation
    Roberto Rocha and Dimitri Vittas

    13. Romania's Pension System: From Crisis to Reform
    Georges de Menil and Eytan Sheshinski
    Comment (on chapters 11, 12 and 13): John McHale

    Discussion Summary (for chapters 11, 12 and 13)

    14. Recent Developments in Old Age Pension Systems: An International Overview
    Klaus-Jürgen Gern

    Appendix: OECD Statistical and Analytical Information on Aging

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