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The Taxation of Pensions under Review: Motivation, Issues, and Directions

Cepar - Retirement Decisions

Robert Holzmann and John Piggott

Abstract: The quest for better-designed pension schemes and effective pension system reforms has preoccupied policy makers and academic research- ers for the last several decades. The debate has swept across the globe, at times generating strong theoretical and policy arguments and creating reform leaders and followers. The notions of systemic and parametric pension reform that emerged with the debate suggest the depth of pro- posed reforms and the willingness to explore new ones.

Keywords: Pension schemes, pension, policy, taxation, reform

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