J. Michael Orszag

Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)

Watson House

London Road

Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9PQ

United Kingdom

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Actuarial Economics

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-2
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
J. Michael Orszag and John Piggott
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Australian School of Business, School of Economics
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Actuarial studies, Public economics, Labour Economics, Macroeconomics

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Pensions: Corporate Finance and Capital Markets

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-5
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Mar 2006
J. Michael Orszag and Neha Sand
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Towers Watson
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pensions, corporate finance

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The Costs of Early Retirement in the OECD

Institute of Economic Studies Working Paper No. W01:02
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Jun 2001
Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and J. Michael Orszag
University of Reykjavik and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Early retirement, labor supply/demand, foregone output

The Costs of Early Retirement in the OECD

IoES Working Paper No. W01:02
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Jun 2001
Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and J. Michael Orszag
University of Reykjavik and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Early retirement, labor supply/demand, foregone output

Policy Options and Issues in Reforming European Supplementary Pension Systems

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Jul 2001
Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and J. Michael Orszag
University of Reykjavik and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Pension reforms, supplementary pensions, Europe

Policy Options and Issues in Reforming European Supplementary Pension Systems

Posted: 13 Sep 2001
Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and J. Michael Orszag
University of Reykjavik and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)

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Pension reforms, supplementary pensions, Europe

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The Early Retirement Burden: Assessing the Costs of the Continued Prevalence of Early Retirement in OECD Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 816, Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-8
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Aug 2003
Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson and J. Michael Orszag
University of Reykjavik and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Early Retirement, Labor Supply/Demand, Foregone Output

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How Do Australian Superannuation Trustees Perceive Their Role and Effectiveness?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-3
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 May 2006
J. Michael Orszag, John Piggott, Henry Hongho Jin and Vrinda Gupta
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office), University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Australian School of Business, School of Economics, University of New South Wales - Centre for Pensions and Superannuation and Willis Towers Watson
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Trustees, Governance, Pension fund

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From Unemployment Benefits to Unemployment Accounts

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Aug 2002
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Unemployment Benefits, Unemployment Accounts, Redistribution, Employment, Unemployment, Pensions

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Population Dynamics and Convergence in Fertility Rates

IoES Working Paper No. W99:12
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Jun 2001
Tryggvi Thor Herbertsson, Peter R. Orszag and J. Michael Orszag
University of Reykjavik, Lazard Asset Management and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Ruin in Retirement: Running Out of Money in Drawdown Programs

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2002-TR-09
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 May 2006
J. Michael Orszag
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Retirement, Consumption, Annuity, Income Drawdown

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Unemployment Accounts and Employment Incentives

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2105, Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-TR-04
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 May 2006
Alessio J.G. Brown, J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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unemployment benefits, unemployment accounts, redistribution, employment

Unemployment Accounts and Employment Incentives

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5692
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Aug 2006
Alessio J.G. Brown, J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Unemployment benefits, unemployment accounts, redistribution, employment, unemployment

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On Target: An Examination of CEO Stock Option Performance Hurdles

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-TR-6
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 May 2006
J. Michael Orszag and Ali Choudhary
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Surrey
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Performance targets, executive pay, stock options, corporate governance

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Are Performance Conditions on Executive Options Driven by Fundamentals?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2005-6
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Apr 2006
J. Michael Orszag and M. Ali Choudhary
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Surrey - Department of Economics
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Executive Pay, Performance Conditions, Probabilities

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The Value for Money of Annuities in the UK: Theory, Experience and Policy

Journal of Pensions Management, May 2000
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Mamta Murthi, J. Michael Orszag and Peter R. Orszag
World Bank, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Lazard Asset Management
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annuities, money’s worth ratios, adverse selection

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Are Risky Workers More Valuable to Firms?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2006-1
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Mar 2006
J. Michael Orszag and Gylfi Zoega
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Iceland
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Uncertainty, wage setting, hiring, employment

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Severance Pay and Corporate Finance: Empirical Evidence from a Panel of Austrian and Italian Firms

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Nov 2004
Mirko Cardinale and J. Michael Orszag
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK) and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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severance pay, corporate finance, Austrian employee benefits, Italian employee benefits

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Means Testing, Pensions and the Labour Market

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2004-PL-02
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 May 2006
Jonathan Gardner, J. Michael Orszag and Paul Thornton
Towers Watson, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Watson Wyatt Worldwide
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social security, means testing

17.

Health Accounts and Other Welfare Accounts

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-12
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 May 2006
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office), Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI), University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW) and Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
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social insurance, health accounts, health (insurance)

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Unemployment Vouchers Versus Low-Wage Subsidies

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Aug 2002
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Unemployment, Poverty, Wages, Employment, Vouchers, Subsidies, Inequality

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How Does the Market Value Severance Liabilities? Lessons from Italy

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-16
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 May 2006
Mirko Cardinale and J. Michael Orszag
Morley Fund Management, Ltd. (UK) and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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severance pay, corporate finance, Italian benefits

20.

Portfolio Choice with Consumption Growth and Variance Targets

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2002-TR-18
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 May 2006
J. Michael Orszag
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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portfolio choice models, risk management, financial planning

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Pension Taxes Versus Early Retirement Rights

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 21 Aug 2002
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Pensions, Employment, Taxes, Early Retirement

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Assessing Welfare Accounts

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Aug 2002
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI), Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Welfare Reform, Welfare Accounts, Social Insurance, Taxes, Welfare State Benefits

Assessing Welfare Accounts

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Sep 2002
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI), Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Welfare reform, welfare accounts, social insurance, taxes, welfare state benefits

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Incapacity Benefits and Employment Policy

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Aug 2002
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Incapacity Benefits, Employment Policy, Labor Force Participation

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How Have Older Workers Responded to Scary Markets?

Watson Wyatt Technical Paper No. 2003-TR-07
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 May 2006
Jonathan Gardner and J. Michael Orszag
Towers Watson and Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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asset allocation, equity market ,retirement

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The Pension Transfer Program

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Aug 2002
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)
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Pensions, Employment Subsidies, Early Retirement, Inter-generational Redistribution

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Labor's Share in Hungary

Financial and Economic Review, Vol. 14. Issue 2. pp. 5-24, June 2015, Willis Towers Watson Technical Paper 2756973
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Apr 2016
J. Michael Orszag and Peter R. Orszag
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Lazard Asset Management
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national income accounting, factor income, income distribution

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The Maturity Structure of Administrative Costs: Theory and UK Experience

Private Pensions Series, No. 3, December 2000
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Mar 2012
Mamta Murthi, J. Michael Orszag and Peter R. Orszag
World Bank, Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and Lazard Asset Management
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charges, individual accounts, pensions, front-loading, implicit yields, UK

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Anatomy of Policy Complementarities

CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1963
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Dec 2000
J. Michael Orszag
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office)
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Expanding the Welfare System: A Proposal for Reform

CEPR Discussion Paper A1.15 WP 1674
Posted: 03 Jun 1998
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

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Youth Unemployment and Government Policy

Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 12, Issue 2, June 1999
Posted: 13 Jan 2000
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

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Youth Unemployment and Government Policy

CEPR Working Paper No. 1675
Posted: 16 May 1998
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

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Incapacity Benefits Versus Benefit Transfers

CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 1471
Posted: 19 Mar 1997
J. Michael Orszag and Dennis J. Snower
Willis Towers Watson - Reigate (Surrey Office) and University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

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