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See detailSocial Security, Ageing and Economic Integration
Artige, Lionel ULg; Dedry, Antoine; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

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See detailDebt and Pension
Artige, Lionel ULg; Cavenaile, Laurent; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

Conference (2012, February 15)

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See detailAccidental bequests
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Cremer, Helmuth; Gahvari, Firouz

in Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2012), 114

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See detailThe economics of long-term care: A survey
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Cremer, Helmuth; Ponthiere, Gregory

in Nordic Economic Policy Review (2012), (2), 108-148

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See detailThe political economy of derived pension rights
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Leroux, Marie Louise

in International Tax and Public Finance (2012), 19

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See detailMyopia, regrets, and risky behaviors
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Pontiere, Gregory

in International Tax and Public Finance (2012), 19

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See detailCharities and the political support for estate taxation
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Casamatta, Georges; Cremer, Helmuth

in Economics Letters (2012), 115

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See detailTaxing Sin Goods and Subsidizing Health Care
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Cremer, Helmuth; De Donder, Philippe et al

in Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2012), 114(1), 101-123

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See detailHow powerful is demography? The Serendipity Theorem revisited
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; de la Croix, David; Ponthiere, Gregory

in Journal of Population Economics (2012), 25

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See detailL'État-providence en Europe. Performance et dumping social
Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

Book published by Editions rue d'Ulm (2012)

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See detailThe public economics of increasing longevity
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Ponthiere, Grégory ULg

in Hacienda Pública Española / Revista de Economía Pública (2012), 200(1/2012), 35-68

One of the greatest success stories in our societies is that people are living longer, life expectancy at birth being now above 80 years. Whereas the lengthening of life opens huge opportunities for ... [more ▼]

One of the greatest success stories in our societies is that people are living longer, life expectancy at birth being now above 80 years. Whereas the lengthening of life opens huge opportunities for individuals if extra years are spent in prosperity and good health, it is however often regarded as a source of problems for policy-makers. The goal of this paper is to examine the key policy challenges raised by increasing longevity. For that purpose, we first pay attention to the representation of individual preferences, and to the normative foundations of the economy, and, then, we consider the challenges raised for the design of the social security system, pension policies, preventive health policies, the provision of long term care, as well as for long-run economic growth. [less ▲]

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See detailCharities and the political support for estate taxation
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Casamatta, G., Cremer, H.

in Economics Letters (2011)

We explain why wealthy people often favor estate taxation, while wealthless people oppose it. Wealthy people devote part of their estate to charities. Estate taxation with tax breaks for charities ... [more ▼]

We explain why wealthy people often favor estate taxation, while wealthless people oppose it. Wealthy people devote part of their estate to charities. Estate taxation with tax breaks for charities increases contributions to an otherwise underprovided public good. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasuring poverty without the mortality paradox
Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Ponthiere, Grégory ULg

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Under income-differentiated mortality, poverty measures reflect not only the "true" poverty, but, also, the interferences or noise caused by the survival process at work. Such interferences lead to the ... [more ▼]

Under income-differentiated mortality, poverty measures reflect not only the "true" poverty, but, also, the interferences or noise caused by the survival process at work. Such interferences lead to the Mortality Paradox: the worse the survival conditions of the poor are, the lower the measured poverty is. We examine several solutions to avoid that paradox. We identify conditions under which the extension, by means of a fictitious income, of lifetime income profiles of the prematurely dead neutralizes the noise due to differential mortality. Then, to account not only for the "missing" poor, but, also, for the "hidden" poverty (premature death), we use, as a fictitious income, the welfare-neutral income, making indifferent between life continuation and death. The robustness of poverty measures to the extension technique is illustrated with regional Belgian data. [less ▲]

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See detailLa performance de l’Etat-providence européen. Quel enseignement pour la Belgique?
Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Perelman, Sergio ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Regards Economiques (2011), 93

Dans ce numéro de Regards économiques, nous présentons une mesure multidimensionnelle de la performance des Etats- providence de l’Union européenne. Cette mesure permet de comparer la performance des pays ... [more ▼]

Dans ce numéro de Regards économiques, nous présentons une mesure multidimensionnelle de la performance des Etats- providence de l’Union européenne. Cette mesure permet de comparer la performance des pays de l’Europe des 15 avec celle des 12 nouveaux membres; elle donne aussi la possibilité de tester l’hypothèse d’un éventuel dumping social; enfin elle peut être utilisée pour mieux appréhender la performance de la protection sociale de la Belgique et de ses composantes régionales. [less ▲]

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See detailPauvreté et mortalité différentielle chez les personnes âgées
Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg; ponthiere, gregory

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Cette note a pour objectif d’illustrer, dans le cas de la Belgique et de ses régions, un problème particulier posé par la mesure de la pauvreté. Etant donné que la mortalité varie selon le niveau de ... [more ▼]

Cette note a pour objectif d’illustrer, dans le cas de la Belgique et de ses régions, un problème particulier posé par la mesure de la pauvreté. Etant donné que la mortalité varie selon le niveau de revenu – les personnes aux revenus plus élevés vivant plus longtemps, en moyenne, que les personnes aux revenus plus faibles – les taux de pauvreté calculés pour les classes âgées dépendent non seulement de ce que l’on pourrait appeler la vraie pauvreté, mais aussi de la sélection induite par la mortalité différentielle selon le revenu. En calculant les taux de pauvreté que l’on observerait si des personnes avec différents niveaux de revenus avaient toutes la même espérance de vie, on peut ainsi estimer la vraie pauvreté, en neutralisant les interférences dues à la mortalité différentielle. Cet ajustement des mesures de pauvreté est particulièrement intéressant pour la Belgique, où les écarts de longévité entre Flamands et Francophones et entre riches et moins riches sont importants. [less ▲]

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See detailTravailler moins pour travailler plus longtemps
Cremer, Helmuth; Dedonder, Philippe; Maldonado, Dario et al

in Annales d’Economie et de Statistique = Annals of Economics and Statistics (2011), 2(101/102), 257-270

Nous développons un modèle dans lequel les travailleurs peuvent avoir tendance à trop travailler quand ils sont jeunes, parce qu’ils ne peuvent ou ne veulent pas voir les conséquences que cela peut avoir ... [more ▼]

Nous développons un modèle dans lequel les travailleurs peuvent avoir tendance à trop travailler quand ils sont jeunes, parce qu’ils ne peuvent ou ne veulent pas voir les conséquences que cela peut avoir sur leur santé et sur leur capacité à travailler longtemps. Pour les obliger à mieux répartir leurs efforts sur leur cycle de vie, une taxe sur les revenus du travail en début de vie et une subvention de l’épargne sont souhaitables. Si la subvention de l’épargne n’est pas disponible, la taxe optimale arbitre entre quatre considérations différentes. Nous étudions également la taxe optimale quand les individus diffèrent en productivité. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimal linear taxation under endogenous longevity
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Leroux, ML; Ponthiere, Gregory

in Journal of Population Economics (2011), 24

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See detailVoting on pensions: Sex and marriage
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Leroux, Marie Louise; Racionero, Maria del Mar

in European Journal of Political Economy (2011), 27(1), 281-296

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See detailThe impact of a minimum pension on old age poverty and its budgetary cost. Evidence from Latin Am
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Dethier, Jean Jacques; Ali, Rabia

in Revista de Economıa del Rosario (2011), 14(2), 135-163

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See detailUnequal wages for equal utilities
Cremer, Helmuth; Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Racionero, Maria

in International Tax and Public Finance (2011), 18

When educational policy is supplemented by a redistributive income tax, and when individuals differ in their ability to benefit from education, the optimal policy is typically rather regressive. Resources ... [more ▼]

When educational policy is supplemented by a redistributive income tax, and when individuals differ in their ability to benefit from education, the optimal policy is typically rather regressive. Resources are concentrated on the most able individuals in order to get a “cake” as big as possible to share among individuals through income taxation. In this paper, we put forward another reason to push for regressive education. It is not linked to heterogeneity in innate ability but to the property that welfare may be a convex function of an individual’s wage. For simplicity, we assume a linear education technology and a given education budget. To give the equal wage outcome the best chance to emerge, we also assume that individuals have identical learning abilities. Nevertheless, it turns out that in the first-best wage inequality is always preferable to wage equality. Even more surprisingly, this conclusion remains valid in the second-best when the feasible degree of wage differentiation is sufficiently large. This is in spite of the fact that wage equalization would eliminate any need for distortionary income taxation. [less ▲]

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