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Pestieau, Pierre 1943-

Works: 376 works in 885 publications in 3 languages and 6,225 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Opponent, Publishing director
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 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 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 by Robert Fenge( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 277 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
Public enterprise in Western Europe by Henry Parris( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 201 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 )

20 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 112 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

Économie publique by Société canadienne de science économique( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 80 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 76 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
L'État providence en Europe : performance et dumping social by Mathieu Lefebvre( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 64 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 )

4 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 40 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 )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 34 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

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

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Social security, retirement age and optimal income taxation by Helmuth Cremer( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is often argued that implicit taxation on continued activity of elderly workers is responsible for the widely observed trend towards early retirement. In a world of laissez-faire or of first-best efficiency, there would be no such implicit taxation. The point of this paper is that when first-best redistributive instruments are not available, because some variables are not observable, the optimal policy does imply a distortion of the retirement decision. Consequently, the inducement of early retirement may be part of the optimal tax-transfer policy. We consider a model in which individuals differ in their productivity and their capacity to work long and choose both their weekly labor supply and their age of retirement. We characterize the optimal non linear tax-transfer that maximizes a utilitarian welfare function when weekly earnings and the length of active life are observable while individuals' productivity and health status are not observable
Universal Minimum Old Age Pensions : Impact on Poverty and Fiscal Cost in 18 Latin American Countries by Pierre Pestieau( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alleviating poverty for the elderly requires a different approach from other age groups, and a minimum pension is likely to be the only viable option. This paper examines the impact on old age poverty and the fiscal cost of universal minimum old age pensions in 18 Latin American countries using recent household survey data. First the authors measure old age poverty rates for these countries. Then they discuss the design of minimum pensions schemes -- means-tested or not -- as well as the disincentives they introduce for the economic and social behavior of households including labor supply, saving and family solidarity. Finally, the authors use household survey data to simulate the fiscal cost and the impact on poverty rates of alternative minimum pension schemes in the 18 countries. They show that a universal minimum pension would substantially reduce poverty among the elderly (except in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay where minimum pension systems already exist and poverty rates are low). Such schemes have much to be commended in terms of incentives, spillover effects and administrative simplicity, but they have a high fiscal cost. The latter is a function of the age at which benefits are awarded, the prevailing longevity, the generosity of benefits, the efficacy of means testing, and the fiscal capacity of the country
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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 Belgisch econoom

Pierre Pestieau economist

English (131)

French (28)

Italian (3)

Pension strategies in Europe and the United States