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Essentials of Pension Economics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 1-3
  3. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 5-25
  4. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 27-44
  5. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 45-64
  6. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 65-95
  7. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 97-114
  8. Sergio Nisticò
    Pages 115-116
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 117-127

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot provides a concise overview of pension systems which, whether paid by governments or by private companies, are the sole source of income for millions of people around the world. By 2050, two billion elderly people will have to be ensured some form of income while, at the same time, the prospect facing younger generations is of a gloomy future. This book breaks down the jargon, investigates different designs and analyses these designs' effects on financial sustainability, their adequacy when it comes to level and replacement rates, and their effects on intra- and inter-generational distribution. The author provides also an overview of the historical, demographic and political issues connected with the pension debate. 

This book will be of interest to students and academics, and professionals involved in the pensions industry.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and LawUniversity of Cassino and Southern LazioCassinoItaly

About the authors

Sergio Nisticò graduated in Political Sciences and received his Ph.D in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome. Since 2002 he has been Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Law of the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, where he teaches Microeconomics and Pension Economics. He is currently scientific advisor for the Pension Agencies of Italian self-employed Engineers and Architects and Labour Consultants.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essentials of Pension Economics
  • Authors Sergio Nisticò
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-26495-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-26498-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-26496-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 127
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Economics
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