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Pestieau, Pierre 1943-

Works: 338 works in 669 publications in 2 languages and 5,107 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD7105.45.E85, 331.2522094
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Most widely held works by Pierre Pestieau
Pension strategies in Europe and the United States ( )
16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, leading economists analyse topical issues in pension policy, including strucural reform of pay-as-you-go systems, the political sustainability of pension reforms, and the need for private, funded systems
The welfare state in the European Union economic and social perspectives by Pierre Pestieau( )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides a balanced and rigorous account of the current functioning and performance of the welfare state in Europe. Its main feature is a basic trust in the various missions of the welfare state, particularly poverty alleviation. Accordingly, in an attempt at comparing different welfare states across the European Union, it uses the methodology of public economics to deal with the trade-off between equity and efficiency. It also offers some thoughts regarding the prospects. for success of the welfare state. - ;This book offers an account of the performance of the welfare state in the
The Performance of public enterprises : concepts and measurement ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social security and early retirement by Robert Fenge( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 254 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 )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is Migration A Good Substitute For Education Subsidies? by Frédéric Docquier( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 152 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
Social security and retirement in Belgium by Pierre Pestieau( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 94 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'économie souterraine by Pierre Pestieau( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 85 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 )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 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
Trois essais sur la science économique contemporaine [Three essays on the state of economic science] by Tjalling C Koopmans( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'État providence en Europe : performance et dumping social by M Lefèbvre( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cet opuscule propose une mesure de la performance des États-providence européens fondée sur la manière dont ils traitent des inégalités sociales, de santé, d'emploi et d'éducation. Cette mesure permet de comparer la performance des pays de l'Europe des quinze avec celle des douze nouveaux membres ; elle donne aussi la possibilité de tester l'hypothèse d'un éventuel dumping social à l'œuvre dans ces pays ; enfin elle peut être utilisée pour mieux appréhender la façon dont les différents États européens prennent en charge les personnes âgées. Sans surprise, les pays nordiques présentent les meilleurs scores. En revanche, l'entrée des douze nouveaux membres a eu un effet contrasté. Certains, telles la République Tchèque ou la Slovénie, font aussi bien que les meilleurs de l'Europe des quinze, alors que d'autres, la Roumanie et la Bulgarie en particulier, sont à la traîne. On n'y observe pas de dumping social et, en dépit de l'augmentation du taux de dépendance, le bien-être des personnes âgées n'y a pas progressé au cours de la dernière décennie
Estate Taxation with Both Accidental and Planned Bequests by Pierre Pestieau( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actual inheritances are an hybrid of canonical types of bequests and in particular of accidental bequests and altruistic bequests. In this paper, bequeathed estate consists of two components: an amount intended by altruistic parents and an amount which results from the "premature" death of parents. Altruistic parents can also invest in their children's education. Taxing those two types of bequests separately is known to have different implications. The purpose of this paper is to see the distributive incidence of estate taxation when those two components are indistinguishable. The substitutability between education and intended bequests plays a key role in the tax design
Income Taxation of Couples and the Tax Unit Choice by Helmuth Cremer( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper studies the optimal non linear income tax of couples. We build a general unitary model of labor supply and allow multidimensional heterogeneity in a discrete type framework. We concentrate our analysis on the resulting intra-family labor allocation of labor supplies and show that this analysis is strongly related to the choice of the tax unit (individual versus joint taxation). We give a necessary condition to have fully joint taxation in this framework and discuss some examples
Épargne, assurance-vie et retraite ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 38 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disability testing and retirement by Helmuth Cremer( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is migration a good substitute for education subsidies? ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political economy of social security by Georges Casamatta( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Macroeconomic and fiscal implications of population aging in Bulgaria by Harun Onder( )
2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 21 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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Alternative Names
Pesteau, Pierre 1943-
Pestiau, Pierre 1943-
Pestieau, P. 1943-
Pestieau, Pierre M. 1943-
Pestieau, Pierre Marie 1943-
English (118)
French (19)