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Demographic Change and Fiscal Policy
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  • 67 b/w illus. 82 tables
  • Page extent: 466 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.85 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 339.5/2
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HB849.41 .D464 2001
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Population--Economic aspects--Congresses
    • Population forecasting--Congresses
    • Fiscal policy--Congresses
    • Transfer payments--Congresses

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521662444 | ISBN-10: 0521662443)

DOI: 10.2277/0521662443

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As public expenditures on health, education and transfer programmes increase, demographic change has a growing impact on public expenditures, and the incentives for behaviour created by public transfer programs increase as well. The essays in this volume discuss such topics as: demographic change and the outlook for Social Security and Medicare in the United States; long-term decision making under uncertainty; the effect of changing family structure on government spending; how the structure of public retirement policies has encouraged early retirement in some countries and not others; the response of local community spending to demographic change; and related topics. Contributors include many of the world's leading public finance economists and economic demographers.

• Covers major theoretical and applied thrusts of emerging, hot fields of economic demography, demography and finance • Contributors include world's experts on the subject, primarily from the United States but also from Europe • Coeditors themselves are the world's leading experts on the subject


1. Introduction; 2. Population forecasting for fiscal planning: issues and innovations Ronald Lee and Shripad Tuljapurkar; Comment Daniel McFadden; Comment James Smith; 3. Uncertainty and the design of long-run fiscal policy Alan J. Auerbach and Kevin Hassett; Comment Peter Diamond; Comment Shripad Tuljapurkar; 4. How does a community's demographic composition alter its fiscal burdens? Thomas MaCurdy and Thomas Nechyba; Comment Hilary Hoynes; Comment Robert Willis; 5. Social security, retirement incentives, and retirement behavior: an international perspective Jonathan Gruber and David Wise; Comment Axel Borsh-Supan; Comment Massimo Livi Bacci; 6. Aging, fiscal policy and social insurances: a European perspective Bernd Raffelhüschen; Comment David Weil; Comment David Weir; 7. Demographics and medical care spending: standard and non-standard effects David M. Cutler and Louise Sheiner; Comment Victor Fuchs; 8. Projecting Social Security's finances and its treatment of postwar Americans Steven Caldwell, Alla Gantman, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Thomas Johnson and Laurence J. Kotlikoff; Comment Nada Eissa; 9. Demographic change and public assistance expenditures Robert A. Moffitt; Comment David Card; Comment S. Philip Morgan.


Alan J. Auerbach, Massimo Livi Bacci, Axel Borsh-Supan, Steven Caldwell, David Card, David M. Cutler, Peter Diamond, Nada Eissa, Victor Fuchs, Alla Gantman, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Jonathan Gruber, Kevin Hassett, Hilary Hoynes, Thomas Johnson, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Ronald Lee, Thomas MaCurdy, Daniel McFadden, Robert A. Moffitt, S. Philip Morgan, Thomas Nechyba, Bernd Raffelhüschen, Louise Sheiner, James Smith, Shripad Tuljapurkar, David Weil, David Weir, Robert Willis, David Wise

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