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Pensions, Price Shocks, and Macroeconomic Stability in Transition Economies :, Illustrations From Belarus, Sergio Lugaresi, Ehtisham Ahmad, Jean-Luc Schneider, Alex Mourmouras

Abstract
In many countries of the former Soviet Union, pensioners form a large and vulnerable group of the population, with pensions fixed in nominal terms. Attempts to “protect” this group have included a revaluation of benefits for retirees and the introduction of indexation arrangements based on recent wage and price growth. In this paper, lagged indexation arrangements are shown to have large destabilizing effects that can potentially jeopardize the macroeconomic adjustment effort, particularly as inflation begins to decelerate. Some long-term problems relating to the aging of the population and associated policies are also discussed. Illustrative examples from Belarus are presented
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Physical Description
1 online resource (30 pages)
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781281379252

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