Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers
 

Title

Securing Public Pension Promises through Funding

Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

1-1-2002

Abstract

Many pension schemes mandated by governments have accumulated large reserves. The management of these funds has a direct effect on financial sustainability and potential benefit levels. It also has important indirect effects on the overall economy, especially when the funds are large relative to the contractual savings sector and the domestic capital markets. The paper reviews strategies designed to limit potential problems arising from conflicts of interest that governments or quasi-governmental monopolies face when managing public pension reserves. An attempt is made to draw lessons from recent reforms in several OECD countries.

Comments

The published version of this Working Paper may be found in the 2003 publication: The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security.

Working Paper Number

WP2002-19

Copyright/Permission Statement

©2002 Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. All Rights Reserved.

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Date Posted: 06 September 2019