By George A. (Sandy) Mackenzie

ISBN-10: 0511226195

ISBN-13: 9780511226199

ISBN-10: 0521846323

ISBN-13: 9780521846325

This e-book treats important yet missed public coverage matters: how may still distributions from person debts be regulated, and the way can the marketplace for inner most annuities functionality greater? It presents a complete survey of the problems that come up while individuals to person money owed turn into eligible for distributions. It additionally addresses the questions of no matter if annuitization or different regulations on distributions could be necessary, and if this is the case, can the availability of annuities be privatized? Its analytical framework is appropriate to a large variety of nations. Given the diminishing significance of public pensions worldwide, the turning out to be variety of the aged, and the expanding significance of outlined contribution plans, the voluntary call for for personal annuities goes to develop. it's important that annuities be reasonably-priced and that the annuity industry be successfully regulated. The ebook investigates either concerns, and proposes reforms to augment the potency of the annuity industry.

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By assuming away a bequest motive, Yaari’s model could pinpoint a crucial feature of annuities. Nonetheless, a desire to leave bequests is a basic motive for saving. Adding a bequest motive as a separable argument to a two-period (working lifeÀretirement) model of intertemporal choice implies that a person allocates his wealth across consumption in working life, expected consumption in retirement, and a bequest, comparing the satisfaction he would get from leaving a bequest to the satisfaction from consumption in the two periods.

Bequests and Precautionary Expenditure Economic theory implies that markets for life annuities should be thriving, but as the earlier cross-country survey of annuity markets revealed, markets where annuities are purchased voluntarily without tax incentives to boost the demand for them are small worldwide. Much, if not all, of the gap 6 If the rate of interest is r and the regular payment is A, the price of a perpetual bond is A/r. The price of a 30-year bond (B) with annual coupon of A is B ¼ A/r(1 À 1/(1 þ r)30).

Its impact on the size of a bequest depends on the size of the loan, and on the form it takes. If all of the homeowner’s wealth took the form of the equity in the home, then a reverse mortgage in the form of a life annuity for the maximum value the lender allowed could greatly reduce 10 The homeowner is not obliged to sell his home to pay off the mortgage, and his liability is limited to the value of the house. The lender is effectively assuming mortality risk, since the outstanding balance can accumulate as long as the homeowner is alive.

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