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Pension funds and national saving

Pablo Lopez Murphy and Alberto R. Musalem

No 3410, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: The authors conduct an empirical study on the effect of the accumulation of pension fund financial assets, on national saving, using a panel of 43 industrial, and developing countries. The authors find evidence suggesting that the accumulation of pension fund financial assets might increase national saving, when these funds are the result of a mandatory pension program. By contrast, national saving might be unaffected, when pension funds are the result of a public program, implemented to foster voluntary pension saving.

Keywords: Environmental Economics&Policies; Banks&Banking Reform; Payment Systems&Infrastructure; Economic Theory&Research; Contractual Savings; Environmental Economics&Policies; Economic Investment&Savings; Banks&Banking Reform; Economic Theory&Research; Contractual Savings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-09-01
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