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The Evaluation of Pension Reforms in the Public Sector: A Case Study of the Paris Subway Drivers

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The actuarial cost of a worker, per year of service, is the expected discounted sum of net real wages and pension benefits earned by a worker over her life cycle, divided by the number of years of service. We show the possibility of reforms such that (i) the actuarial cost of a worker per year of service is reduced, (ii) the utility of workers does not decrease, and (iii) the pension fund deficits do not increase. We propose a quantitative analysis of the 2008 reform of the Paris Metro pensions as an illustration.
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Keywords: ACTUARIAL COST; DEFINED BENEFITS; PAY AS YOU GO; PENSIONS; PUBLIC SUBSIDIES; REFORM; TRANSPORTATION WORKERS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2018

This article was made available online on 12 May 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "The Evaluation of Pension Reforms in the Public Sector: A Case Study of the Paris Subway Drivers".

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  • Founded as Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft in 1844.

    As one of the oldest journals in the field of political economy, the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) deals traditionally with the problems of economics, social policy, and their legal framework. JITE is listed in the Journal of Economic Literature, the Social Science Citation Index, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, and COREJ.

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