This paper explores the international spillover effects of ageing through capital markets when countries have different pension systems. We use a two-country two-period overlapping-generations model, where the two countries only differ in their pension schemes. Two forms of population ageing are considered, namely, an increase in longevity and a fall in fertility. It is shown that, in the long run, a country using a funded pension system experiences negative spillovers from the fact that the other country uses a pay-as-you-go system. The short-run spillovers, however, are opposite to the spillovers in the long run.
|Journal||Journal of Population Economics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Adema, Y., Meijdam, A. C., & Verbon, H. A. A. (2008). Beggar thy thrifty neighbour: The international spillover effects of pensions under population ageing. Journal of Population Economics, 21(4), 933-959.