May 2016

IZA DP No. 9969: Aging, Retirement and Pay-As-You-Go Pensions

published in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2018, 22, 1173-1183

In this paper we consider the effects of population aging on a pay-as-you-go financed defined contributions pension scheme. We show that when retirement decisions are endogenous, aging increases the retirement age and the steady state level of capital. The effect on pension payouts is in general ambiguous, except for the solution of full retirement, when this effect is unambiguously negative.