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Pestieau, Pierre 1943-

Works: 430 works in 935 publications in 2 languages and 6,150 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Opponent, Publishing director
Classifications: HV238, 361.65094
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Most widely held works by Pierre Pestieau
Pension strategies in Europe and the United States by Robert Fenge( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,738 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
The welfare state in the European Union : economic and social perspectives by Pierre Pestieau( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,193 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
The Performance of public enterprises : concepts and measurement( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social security and early retirement by Robert Fenge( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 266 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 H Parris( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The welfare state in Europe : economic and social perspectives by Pierre Pestieau( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although in Europe there continues to be a large degree of consensus that it is the responsibility of government to ensure that nobody who is poor, sick, disabled, unemployed, or old is left deprived, there are mounting calls to roll back spending on the welfare state. It is argued that it fails to achieve its main objectives, that it is responsible for a decline in economic performance, and that it was conceived in a very different period and is therefore not adapted to modern realities. This second edition of 'The Welfare State in Europe' provides an informed analysis of the key criticisms of the welfare state and examines the prospects of this system in an increasingly integrated world. It answers important questions regarding the current social situation of European countries, the performance of the welfare states, and the reforms that should be undertaken
Social security and retirement in Belgium by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 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
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 )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the 47th Congress including chapters on: social security in transition economies, income distribution and poverty, production performance, privatization issues, centralization versus decentralization, tax reform, fiscal problems of transition, tax evasion and compliance under different environments
L'économie souterraine by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Économie publique by Société canadienne de science économique( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'État providence en Europe : performance et dumping social by Mathieu Lefebvre( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 67 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."
L'État-providence : défense et illustration by M Lefèbvre( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e 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."
Is migration a good substitute for education subsidies? by Fr??d??ric Docquier( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 56 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
Trois essais sur la science économique contemporaine [Three essays on the state of economic science] by Tjalling C Koopmans( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomic and fiscal implications of population aging in Bulgaria by Harun Onder( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 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
Inherited wealth and demographic aging by Harun Onder( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of inherited wealth in modern economies has increasingly become under scrutiny. This study presents one of the first attempts to shed light on how demographic aging could shape this role. We show that, in the absence of retirement annuities, or for a given level of annuitization, both increasing longevity and decreasing fertility should reduce the inherited share of total wealth in a given economy. Thus, aging is not likely to explain a recent surge in this share in some advanced economies. Shrinking retirement annuities, however, could offset and potentially reverse these effects. We also show that aging could increase the size of individual bequests vis-à-vis real wages. However, these bequests will be more unequally distributed if aging is driven by a drop in fertility. In comparison, the effect of increasing longevity on their distribution in non-monotonic
Épargne, assurance-vie et retraite( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 41 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 40 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
The political economy of redistributive social security by Pierre Pestieau( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English 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 37 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
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The welfare state in the European Union : economic and social perspectives
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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

Pierre Pestieau economista belga

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