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Matching Contributions and Savings Outcomes: A Behavioral Economics Perspective

Brigitte C. Madrian

NBER Working Paper No. 18220
Issued in July 2012

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This paper was prepared for the World Bank Conference "The Potential for Matching Defined Contribution (MDC) Design Features in Pension Systems to Increase Coverage in Low and Middle Income Countries" held June 6-7, 2011, in Washington, DC. I thank Gwen Reynolds and Jamie Georgia for their research assistance, and Richard Hinz, Robert Holzmann, Dina Pomeranz and conference attendees for helpful discussions. Financial support from The World Bank and the National Institute on Aging (grants R01-AG021650 and P01-AG005842) is gratefully acknowledged. The opinions and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The World Bank, the National Institute on Aging, Harvard University or the National Bureau of Economic Research. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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