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Pierre Pestieau

Pierre Pestieau is Professor of Economics at the University of Liège. Pestieau is coauthor (with Robert Fenge) of Social Security and Early Retirement (MIT Press, 2005).

Titles by This Author

The contrasting trends toward earlier retirement and greater longevity have resulted in steadily increasing retirement costs over the last forty years. One important factor influencing early retirement decisions is the expansion of retirement benefits; but studies predict that most countries, particularly those with early retirement incentives, will be unable to meet future pension and social security obligations.

Titles by This Editor

Demographic realities will soon force developed countries to find ways to pay for longer retirements for more people. In Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States, leading economists analyze topical issues in pension policy, with a focus on raising the retirement age, increasing retirement savings, and the political sustainability of reforms that will accomplish these goals.