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dc.contributor.authorDisney, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-14T09:47:54Z
dc.date.available2011-10-14T09:47:54Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationDisney, Richard. 'Macroeconomic performance and the design of public pension programmes'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer/Autumn, 2006, pp. 175-195, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.otherJEL E20
dc.identifier.otherJEL H75
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/60125
dc.descriptionAn earlier version was presented at the Conference on Macroeconomic Perspectives in Honour of Brendan M. Walsh, held at University College Dublin on 7 October, 2005
dc.description.abstractI examine the impact of the design of the Irish public pension programme on two dimensions of Ireland?s macroeconomic performance: employment and the average saving rate. Two facets of the programme might affect these outcomes: the lack of generosity of the programme relative to other OECD countries, and the high degree of redistribution embedded in the programme. These characteristics suggest that the programme has little `crowding out? effect on saving rates. For employment rates, the two facets have contradictory effects that ultimately cancel out in their aggregate effect. These findings are illustrated by using a cross-country analysis to simulate a counterfactual where Ireland instead had a pension programme with the average characteristics of OECD countries (i.e., both more generous and less redistributive).en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofVol.XX, No. XX, Issue, Year
dc.sourceEconomic & Social Reviewen
dc.subjectMacroeconomic performanceen
dc.subjectPublic pensionsen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.titleMacroeconomic performance and the design of public pension programmes
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.publisher.placeDublinen


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