Financial Aspects of the United States Pension System

Zvi Bodie and John B. Shoven, editors

Published in 1983 by University of Chicago Press
© 1983 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):PE, AG

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464 pages
ISBN: 0-226-06281-3

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, acknowledgments: Zvi Bodie, John B. Shoven (p. -11 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Zvi Bodie, John B. Shoven (p. 1 - 16) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Who Owns the Assets in a Defined-Benefit Pension Plan?: Jeremy I. Bulow, Myron S. Scholes (p. 17 - 36) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Economic Implications of ERISA: Jeremy I. Bulow, Myron S. Scholes, Peter Menell (p. 37 - 56) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Pensions as Severance Pay: Edward P. Lazear (p. 57 - 90) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Optimal Funding and Asset Allocation Rules for Defined-Benefit Pension Plans: J. Michael Harrison, William F. Sharpe (p. 91 - 106) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Pension Funding, Pension Asset Allocation, and Corporate Finance: Evidence from Individual Company Data: Benjamin M. Friedman (p. 107 - 152) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Investing for the Short and the Long Term: Stanley Fischer (p. 153 - 176) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Pension Funding Decisions, Interest Rate Assumptions, and Share Prices: Martin Feldstein, Randall Morck (p. 177 - 210) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Should Private Pensions Be Indexed?: Martin Feldstein (p. 211 - 230) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. Observations on the Indexation of Old Age Pensions: Lawrence H. Summers (p. 231 - 258) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. On Consumption Indexed Public Pension Plans: Robert C. Merton (p. 259 - 290) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Retirement Annuity Design in an Inflationary Climate: Zvi Bodie, James E. Pesando (p. 291 - 324) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
12. On the Role of Social Security as a Means for Efficient Risk Sharing in an Economy Where Human Capital Is Not Tradable: Robert C. Merton (p. 325 - 358) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. The Economic Status of the Elderly: Michael D. Hurd, John B. Shoven (p. 359 - 398) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
14. Portfolio Composition and Pension Wealth: An Econometric Study: Louis-David L. Dicks-Mireaux, Mervyn A. King (p. 399 - 440) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
List of Contributors, Indices: Zvi Bodie, John B. Shoven (p. 441 - 454) (bibliographic info) (download)
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