The Effect of Public Pensions on Labor Supply: Evidence from a large reform to Polish Pensions

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Proposal Description:

We exploit the cohort based introduction of the Polish 1999 pension reform to estimate the effect of pensions on labor supply, consumption, and savings. In 1999 Poland switched its public pension from a Defined Benefit (DB) system to notional Defined Contribution (DC) system

In the new system the link between pension contributions and benefit became stronger. Using a regression discontinuity design we intend the effect of the reform on employment, hours worked, consumption, and savings.

The research team are using a variety of data sets from Poland and are seeking an RA with Polish language skills who can assist us.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications: Polish language skills are essential. Skills in Stata are desirable.

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