Pension reform with migration and mobile capital: Is a Pareto improvement possible?

I. Fedotenkov, A.C. Meijdam

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Abstract

This paper shows that in a two-country two-overlapping-generations model with migration, capital mobility and an immobile production factor (land), a locally welfare-improving pension reform at the cost of the neighboring country is possible if land plays a minor role in production. Furthermore, differences in the size of the PAYG pension schemes between the countries distort the international allocation of labour and capital. As a result, a Pareto-improving pension reform is possible if countries employ PAYG pension schemes of different size, provided that a federal government exists that redistributes benefits and losses of the reform both intergenerationally and internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-450
JournalInternational Economics and Economic Policy
Volume11
Issue number3
Early online date27 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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