Optimal mix of funded and unfunded pension systems: The case of Luxembourg

Abstract

Financing of the Luxembourg pension system is based on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) system and hence on an intergenerational contract. As is the case for most other European countries, this system will be exposed to the effects of demographic ageing over the coming decades. The aim of this article is to develop a model that allows evaluating the effi ciency of a diversifi ed pension system fi nanced partly by a PAYG scheme and partly by capitalization. The effi ciency is measured by the long-term sustainability of the system. We compare the sustainability of our model with the one of a pure PAYG system. Pensions (2012) 17, 208 – 222. doi: 10.1057/pm.2012.23

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@inproceedings{Guigou2012OptimalMO, title={Optimal mix of funded and unfunded pension systems: The case of Luxembourg}, author={Jean-Daniel Guigou and Bruno Lovat and Jang Schiltz}, year={2012} }