Annuity Markets and Pension Reform (Hardback)
  • Annuity Markets and Pension Reform (Hardback)

Annuity Markets and Pension Reform (Hardback)

Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 24/07/2006
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This 2006 book treats two vital public policy issues: how should distributions from individual accounts be regulated, and how can the market for private annuities function better? It provides a comprehensive survey of the issues that arise when contributors to individual accounts become eligible for distributions. It also addresses the questions of whether annuitization or other restrictions on distributions should be mandatory, and if so, can the provision of annuities be privatized? Its analytical framework is applicable to a broad range of countries. Given the diminishing importance of public pensions around the world, the growing number of the elderly, and the increasing importance of defined contribution plans, the voluntary demand for private annuities is going to grow. It is vital that annuities be reasonably priced and that the annuity market be effectively regulated. The book investigates both issues, and proposes reforms to enhance the efficiency of the annuity market.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521846325
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm

Review of the hardback: 'This well-written book deserves a place on the bookshelves of economists and especially policy advisers interested in pension reform and annuity markets.' Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
"Written by an employee of the International Monetary Fund, this 237-page book is aimed principally at policymakers and regulators in countries where mandatory pension provision based on "individual accounts" is being considered. However, the breadth of coverage of the subject matter will make it a valuable educational text for those studying the annuity market and social security reform." -Zaki Khorasanee, Life and Pensions Magazine

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