New PDF release: New Policies for Mandatory Defined Contribution Pensions:

By Gregorio Impavido

Necessary outlined contribution pension markets are found in progressively more nations world wide. yet regardless of their attractiveness, policymakers proceed to fight with key coverage issues. at the one hand, a couple of layout shortcomings encourages pension organizations to cost excessive administrative charges. nevertheless, the worldwide hindrance that all started in 2007 has reignited the talk on no matter if pension contributors endure over the top funding possibility. either are legitimate coverage matters as their occurrence can suggest larger than anticipated degrees of poverty between outdated age individuals.

Both matters have an identical root problem---the constrained ability of people to settle on what's most sensible for them. This, in flip, stems from a mix of insufficient monetary schooling, bounded rationality and using simplistic 'rules of thumb' that produce systematic biases within the choice making means of participants. whereas bettering monetary schooling is an noticeable street to pursue, this ebook is extra interested in layout gains which can make the most those systematic biases to guard shoppers from themselves.

'New regulations for obligatory outlined Contribution Pensions: business association versions and funding items' (i) discusses the most implications for the functioning of obligatory outlined contribution pensions of customers’ lack of ability to make rational offerings; (ii) describes how jurisdictions have attempted to deal with those difficulties via advert hoc coverage interventions; and (iii) proposes new coverage instructions within the components of business association versions and funding items to handle those issues extra successfully.

Written for practitioners and researchers worldwide, this publication presents entry to new considering on crucial outlined contribution pension platforms and it makes a big contribution to the on-going coverage debate on tips to top constitution necessary outlined contribution pillars.

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1 Are Quasi-Markets Efficient? Because of the different nature of demand and supply, the welfare analysis for consumers participating in quasi-markets is far from obvious. The classic concerns relate to the ability of quasi-markets to produce X-efficiencies and improve allocation efficiency. With X-efficiencies, the indeterminacy of firms’ objectives (profits, market share, participants’ welfare, and so forth) creates ex ante uncertainty about how firms will react to market incentives. For instance, because of the inertia of participants, providers engage in excessive marketing and are encouraged to create switching costs for participants to defend their investments, with an ambiguous effect on overall costs.

Policy makers in countries with a smaller DC component or unsophisticated capital markets. Size should not be interpreted in absolute terms. Thus, the book is also relevant to countries where pension systems have a small DC component and a limited amount of assets under management but the industrial organization of local financial services or the lack of sophistication of local capital markets makes competition policy issues and long-term asset allocation and investment risk 9 introduction management issues important for reasons of financial stability.

2 Industrial Organization Issues and Their Consequences This chapter analyzes the nature of the markets for mandatory defined contribution (DC) pensions, the characteristics of the supply of and demand for pension services, and their consequences for consumers. The supply and demand for pension services have very specific characteristics that make mandatory DC pension markets unlike any other market. 1 On the demand side, consumers’ participation is mandatory and is characterized by inertia. On the one hand, economies of scale create barriers to entry and promote concentration.

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