Phil Agulnik

Phil Agulnik is a researcher at the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics and Political Socience.

Papers Published in World Economics:

The Public/Private Mix in UK Pension Policy

The UK government aims to shift the balance between public (Pay-As-You-Go) and private (funded) pensions from 60:40 today to 40:60 by 2050 (UK DSS 1998). What is the economic rationale for this shift? Funding pensions may have a positive effect on economic growth and the long-term sustainability of the public finances, but such a move is only one of a menu of policies capable of achieving these outcomes. It follows that some other ratio between public and private provision would be possible, and there are a range of policy directions open to the government.

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