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Pestieau, Pierre 1943-

Works: 375 works in 895 publications in 2 languages and 6,377 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Opponent, Honoree, Publishing director
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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 325 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 held by 319 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 276 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 263 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'économie souterraine by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 86 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 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 79 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 M Lefèbvre( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 65 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Épargne, assurance-vie et retraite( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 41 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
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
L'État-providence : défense et illustration by Mathieu Lefebvre( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "L'État-providence n'a jamais été autant décrié qu'aujourd'hui, alors qu'il n'a sans doute jamais été aussi nécessaire. Les critiques qu'il doit essuyer viennent de ceux qui veulent en réduire la voilure comme de ceux qui le trouvent incapable de remplir ses principales missions. Les multiples fractures sociales qui ont conduit une partie de la population à douter des politiques censées la secourir pour finir par basculer dans le vote populiste redonnent toute sa justification à un État-providence plus performant et soucieux de combler le fossé séparant une partie de la population socialement intégrée de celle qui compte les exclus. C'est dans cette perspective que se place cet ouvrage. Il présente d'abord un portrait social des pays européens en mettant l'accent sur la France. Il analyse la performance de leurs États-providence face à des obstacles qui ont pour noms "globalisation" et "individualisme". Il aborde ensuite les principaux domaines où il peut et doit y avoir une action : la santé, l'emploi, la retraite et la famille. Il conclut en proposant un certain nombre de recommandations concrètes."
Are we retiring too early? by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 26 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
The political economy of redistributive social security by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Aging, social security design, and capital accumulation by Antoine Dedry( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes the impact of aging on capital accumulation and welfare in a country with a sizable unfunded social security system. Using a two-period overlapping generation model with potentially endogenous retirement decisions, the paper shows that the type of aging, i.e. declining fertility or increasing longevity, and the type of unfunded social security system, i.e. defined contributions or defined benefits, are important in understanding this impact. Moreover, the analysis provides a refinement to common policy recommendations that favor eliminating mandatory early retirement regulations in aging societies: aging leads to a greater increase in welfare when it is driven by an increasing longevity and the retirement age is unregulated. In comparison, when aging is driven by a decreasing fertility rate, a mandatory retirement system fosters more savings and, thus, income and welfare, in a closed economy with unfunded pension system based on defined contributions
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 7 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 (144)

French (26)

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