Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment

Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey B. Liebman and David A. Wise, editors

Conference held October 19-22, 2006
Published in June 2009 by University of Chicago Press
© 2009 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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459 pages
ISBN: 978-0-226-07648-5

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents: Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey Liebman, David A. Wise (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey Liebman, David A. Wise (p. 1 - 17) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Removing the Disincentives in Social Security for Long Careers: Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, Sita Nataraj Slavov (p. 21 - 38) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Erzo F. P. Luttmer (p. 38 - 41) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Notional Defined Contribution Pension Systems in a Stochastic Context: Design and Stability: Alan J. Auerbach, Ronald Lee (p. 43 - 68) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jeffrey Liebman (p. 68 - 71) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Reforming Social Security with Progressive Personal Accounts: John Geanakoplos, Stephen P. Zeldes (p. 73 - 121) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jason Furman (p. 121 - 128) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Who Chooses Defined Contribution Plans?: Jeffrey R. Brown, Scott J. Weisbenner (p. 131 - 161) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 162 - 165) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. The Importance of Default Options for Retirement Saving Outcomes: Evidence from the United States: John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 167 - 195) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jeffrey R. Brown (p. 195 - 198) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Reducing the Risk of Investment-Based Social Security Reform: Martin Feldstein (p. 201 - 218) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David W. Wilcox (p. 218 - 227) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Pricing Personal Account Benefit Guarantees: A Simplified Approach: Andrew Biggs, Clark Burdick, Kent Smetters (p. 229 - 249) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: George G. Pennacchi (p. 249 - 254) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Reducing Social Security PRA Risk at the Individual Level: Life-Cycle Funds and No-Loss Strategies: James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 255 - 292) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Douglas W. Elmendorf (p. 292 - 298) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Changing Progressivity as a Means of Risk Protection in Investment-Based Social Security: Andrew A. Samwick (p. 299 - 327) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Michael Hurd (p. 327 - 330) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Decline of Defined Benefit Retirement Plans and Asset Flows: James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 333 - 379) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jonathan Skinner (p. 379 - 384) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Demographic Change, Relative Factor Prices, International Capital Flows, and Their Differential Effects on the Welfare of Generations : Alexander Ludwig, Dirk Krüger, Axel Börsch-Supan (p. 385 - 414) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: James M. Poterba (p. 414 - 419) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Is the U.S. Population Behaving Healthier?: David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, Allison B. Rosen (p. 423 - 442) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: James P. Smith (p. 442 - 446) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. List of Contributors, Indexes: Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey Liebman, David A. Wise (p. 447 - 459) (bibliographic info) (download)
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