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Public/private partnerships (PPPs) usually involve a governmental organization that collaborates with private sector firms to provide needed goods and services, to accomplish goals that neither party could likely achieve on its own. Typically PPPs involve government financing, while the private sector partner provides expertise, management responsibility, and accountability. This overview identifies perspectives from experts in the field to explore how governments and the private sector can be tapped to provide and enhance retirement security along several dimensions. In addition to empirical evidence, our contributors detail case studies, discuss survey results, and examine a variety of different financial and insurance products to better meet the needs of the aging population.


The published version of this working paper may be found in the 2022 publication: New Models for Managing Longevity Risk: Public-Private Partnerships.


Longevity risk, public-private partnerships, retirement, pension, security

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All findings, interpretations, and conclusions of this paper represent the views of the author and not those of the Wharton School or the Pension Research Council. © 2020 Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved.

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Date Posted: 17 July 2020