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Pestieau, Pierre 1943-

Works: 384 works in 852 publications in 3 languages and 5,892 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Opponent
Classifications: HB171, 330.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pierre Pestieau
The Performance of public enterprises : concepts and measurement( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The welfare state in the European Union : economic and social perspectives by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an account of the performance of the welfare state in the European Union, and explores its future prospects in an ever evolving setting. The objectives of the welfare state are twofold, to relieve poverty and to provide a sense of security for everyone
Pension strategies in Europe and the United States( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Demographic realities will soon force developed countries to find ways to pay for longer retirements for more people. In Pension Strategies in Europe and the United State, leading economists analyze topical issues in pension policy, with a focus on raising the retirement age, increasing retirement saving, and creating sustainable political reforms that will accomplish these goals."--Jacket
Social security and early retirement by Robert Fenge( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contrasting trends toward earlier retirement and greater longevity have resulted in steadily increasing retirement costs over the last forty years. One important factor influencing early retirement decisions is the expansion of retirement benefits; but studies predict that most countries, particularly those with early retirement incentives, will be unable to meet future pension and social security obligations. In this timely CESifo volume, Robert Fenge and Pierre Pestieau examine empirical and theoretical evidence that explains why early retirement has become such a burden for social security systems and suggest pension system reforms that will reverse the trend." "Drawing on evidence from the European Union (with comparisons to other industrialized countries including the United States and Canada), the authors demonstrate that the effective retirement age is influenced by social security regulations (such as a change in eligibility age) and discuss ways of measuring these embedded incentives. Fenge and Pestieau examine the implicit taxes on prolonged working life from normative and political economy perspectives. They discuss optimal payroll tax rates that minimize distortions of labor supply and retirement decisions and consider alternative ways of finance benefits, including consumption and capital income taxation. They discuss why policies are designed to discourage employment among older workers and way reforms to counter this often meet resistance. They demonstrate, contrary to the belief of many European governments, that pushing older workers into retirement does not free jobs for young unemployed workers. They show that the gap between salaries and productivity is an incentive for employers to rid themselves of older workers and argue that governments should not support this behavior by compensating older workers for the difference between severance payments and salaries in early retirement programs."--Jacket
Public enterprise in Western Europe by Henry Parris( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'économie souterraine by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public finance in a world of transition : proceedings of the 47th Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance = Institut International de Finances Publiques, St. Petersburg, 1991 by International Institute of Public Finance( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Économie publique by Société canadienne de science économique( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social security and retirement in Belgium by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Belgium like many other industrialized countries is facing serious problems in financing its social security. Whereas the effects of aging are still to come, Belgium currently experiences one of the lowest attachments to the labor force of older persons. This paper presents the key features of the Belgian social security system and focuses on labor force participation and benefit receipt. Most of the attention is given to the interaction between retirement behavior and the various social security schemes. By measuring the implicit tax/subsidy rate on work after 55 through these schemes, we can so explain the actual pattern of early and normal retirement of Belgian older workers"--NBER web site
L'État providence en Europe : performance et dumping social by M Lefèbvre( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Depuis des années, il est partout question de la crise de l'Etat-providence, des raisons de cette crise et des remèdes à y apporter. Malheureusement, dans ces discussions, on ne s'appuie que rarement sur de bonnes mesures de performance. Cet opuscule vise à présenter une évaluation de la performance des Etats-providence européens qui puisse éclairer le débat. Celui-ci permet de comparer la performance des pays de l'Europe des vingt-sept ; elle donne aussi la possibilité de tester l'hypothèse d'un éventuel dumping social ; enfin elle peut être utilisée pour mieux appréhender les raisons d'éventuels dysfonctionnements de l'Etat-providence en insistant sur ses objectifs premiers : la lutte contre la pauvreté et les inégalités, et la protection contre les risques majeurs de la vie."
Three essays on the state of economic science by Tjalling C Koopmans( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is migration a good substitute for education subsidies? by Frédéric Docquier( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assuming a given educational policy, the recent brain drain literature reveals that skilled migration can boost the average level of schooling in developing countries. This paper introduces educational subsidies determined by governments concerned by the number of skilled workers remaining in the country. The theoretical analysis shows that developing countries can benefit from skilled emigration when educational subsidies entail high .fiscal distortions. However when taxes are not too distortionary, it is desirable to impede emigration and subsidize education. The authors investigate the empirical relationship between educational subsidies and migration prospects, obtaining a negative relationship for 105 countries. Based on this result, the analysis revisits the country specific effects of skilled migration upon human capital. The findings show that the endogeneity of public subsidies reduces the number of winners and increases the magnitude of the losses
Épargne, assurance-vie et retraite( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of social security by Georges Casamatta( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider a two-period overlapping generations model in which individual voters differ by age and by productivity. In such a setting, a redistributive Pay-As-You-Go system is politically sustainable, even when the interest rate is larger than the rate of population growth. The workers with medium wages (not those with the lowest wages) and the retirees form a majority which votes for a positive level of social secur ity. This level depends on the difference between population growth and interest rate and on the redistributiveness of benefit rule
Disability testing and retirement by Helmuth Cremer( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are we retiring too early? by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European population is living longer but retiring earlier. More and more individuals are spending an increasing fraction of their life-time relying on retirement benefits. At the same time, social security programs face mounting financial difficulties. The purpose of this paper is to explain why people are retiring so young and why it is so difficult to reverse a trend that could turn out to be fatal to social security systems that have worked so well up to now.To define the second-best retirement age as well as to explain why reasonable reforms are difficult, if not impossible, we use the tools of optimal income tax theory and of political economy
L'Economie informelle : fraude fiscale, travail au noir et autres activités non déclarées : [communications présentées au]( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of redistributive social security by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth transfer taxation : a survey : presented at Venice Summer Institute workshop on "Taxation and the family", July 2003 by Helmuth Cremer( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to survey the theoretical literature on wealth transfer taxation. The focus is normative: we are looking at the design of an optimal tax structure from the standpoint of both equity and efficiency. The gist of this survey is that the optimal design closely depends on the assumed bequest motives. Alternative bequest motives are thus analyzed either in isolation or combined
Macroeconomic and fiscal implications of population aging in Bulgaria by Harun Onder( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulgaria is in the midst of a serious demographic transition that will shrink its population at one of the highest rates in the world within the next few decades. This study analyzes the macroeconomic and fiscal implications of this demographic transition by using a long-term model, which integrates the demographic projections with social security, fiscal and real economy dimensions in a consistent manner. The simulations suggest that, even under fairly optimistic assumptions, Bulgaria's demographic transition will exert significant fiscal pressures and depress the economic growth in the medium and long term. However, the results also demonstrate that the Government of Bulgaria can play a significant role in mitigating some of these effects. Policies that induce higher labor force participation, promote productivity and technological improvement, and provide better education outcomes are found to counteract the negative consequences of the demographic shift
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The welfare state in the European Union : economic and social perspectives
Alternative Names
Pesteau, Pierre 1943-

Pestiau, Pierre 1943-

Pestieau, P. 1943-

Pestieau, Pierre M. 1943-

Pestieau, Pierre Marie 1943-

Pierre Pestieau economist

English (129)

French (26)

Italian (3)

Pension strategies in Europe and the United StatesSocial security and early retirement