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April 13, 2021

Optimizing the life cycle path of pension premium payments and the pension ambition in the Netherlands

Publication

Pension premium rates and pension benefits are independent of age or family situation in the second pillar of the Dutch pension system. In a life cycle model calibrated on Dutch data we investigate the optimal arrangement of pension premiums and benefits taking into consideration two factors: the fact that incomes generally rise with age and the presence of children in the early years of the household.

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August 27, 2020

Lage rente en de toekomst van pensioenen

Publication (in Dutch only)

Lage rente zorgt ook in het nieuwe pensioencontract voor lastige keuzes.

August 27, 2020

The impact of a lower return on wealth on optimal wealth accumulation

Publication

The return on safe assets has been declining over the past 40 years lowering the return on people’s wealth. Should people save more for retirement to compensate for the lower return on wealth? What implications will this have for individual and aggregate consumption?