Robert Holzmann

University of Malaya

Chair, Old-Age Financial Protection

University of Malaya

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603

Malaysia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

World Bank

Senior Advisor (Consultant)

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20433

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

Pension Reform, Financial Market Development, and Economic Growth: Preliminary Evidence from Chile

IMF Working Paper No. 96/94
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 991 (44,485)
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Demographic Alternatives for Aging Industrial Countries: Increased Total Fertility Rate, Labor Force Participation, or Immigration

Institute for the Study of Labor Discussion Paper No. 1885
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Jan 2006
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 527 (101,698)

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demographic policy, aging, fertility rate, labor force, migration

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Bringing Financial Literacy and Education to Low and Middle Income Countries: The Need to Review, Adjust, and Extend Current Wisdom

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5114
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 524 (102,632)
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financial literacy, financial capability, financial education, impact evaluation

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Global Pension Systems and Their Reform: Worldwide Drivers, Trends, and Challenges

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6800
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 429 (129,937)
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population aging, longevity, financial crisis, multi pillar pension systems, social pension, NDC, MDC

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Addressing Longevity Heterogeneity in Pension Scheme Design and Reform

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10378
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Mercedes Ayuso, Jorge Miguel Bravo and Robert Holzmann
University of Barcelona, NOVA IMS and University of Malaya
Downloads 254 (228,045)
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defined contribution scheme, two-tier contribution structure, proxied life expectancy, tax/subsidy structure

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Can Investments in Emerging Markets Help to Solve the Aging Problem?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Mar 2001
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 236 (245,048)
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Aging, pensions, international investments, emerging markets, risk diversification

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On the Heterogeneity in Longevity Among Socioeconomic Groups: Scope, Trends, and Implications for Earnings-Related Pension Schemes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10060
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Mercedes Ayuso, Jorge Miguel Bravo and Robert Holzmann
University of Barcelona, NOVA IMS and University of Malaya
Downloads 188 (302,508)
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implicit tax, lifetime income, gender, life expectancy, implicit subsidy

Getting Life Expectancy Estimates Right for Pension Policy: Period Versus Cohort Approach

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11512
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 May 2018
Mercedes Ayuso, Jorge Miguel Bravo and Robert Holzmann
University of Barcelona, NOVA IMS and University of Malaya
Downloads 89 (543,397)
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cross-country comparison, Lee-Carter, life expectancy indexation, balancing mechanism

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Portability of Pension, Health, and Other Social Benefits: Facts, Concepts, and Issues

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4002
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Nov 2012
Robert Holzmann and Johannes Koettl
University of Malaya and World Bank - Human Development Sector
Downloads 159 (350,267)

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acquired rights, labor mobility, migration, individual accounts, bi-lateral agreements

10.

The Welfare Effects of Public Expenditure Programs Reconsidered

IMF Working Paper No. 89/62
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 147 (373,621)

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Bringing Financial Literacy and Education to Low and Middle Income Countries

Pension Research Council WP 2010-38
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 138 (392,746)
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countries, financial education, literacy, income, saving, program, population, World Bank

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Portability of Pension, Health, and Other Social Benefits: Facts, Concepts, Issues

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5715
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 23 May 2011
Robert Holzmann and Johannes Koettl
University of Malaya and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 122 (431,872)

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portability, acquired rights, migration, bilateral agreements, risk pooling

13.

Severance Pay Programs Around the World: History, Rationale, Status, and Reforms

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5731
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 31 May 2011
Robert Holzmann, Yann Pouget, Milan Vodopivec and Michael Weber
University of Malaya, affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Human Development Network and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 118 (442,723)

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severance pay, termination benefit, end-of-service benefit, termination benefits, seniority pay, indemnities, leaving allowances

14.

Status and Progress in Cross-Border Portability of Social Security Benefits

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11481
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 May 2018
Robert Holzmann and Jacques Wels
University of Malaya and University of Cambridge
Downloads 101 (495,758)

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labor mobility, retirement mobility, portability regimes, bilateral social security agreements, social benefits

15.

The Taxation of Internationally Portable Pensions: Fiscal Issues and Policy Options

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5702
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Feb 2016
Bernd Genser and Robert Holzmann
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and University of Malaya
Downloads 100 (499,145)
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income tax reform, taxation of pensions, deferred income taxation, double taxation treaties

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Pension Policies in the OECD Countries: Background and Trends

IMF Working Paper No. 88/85
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 99 (502,440)
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NDC Schemes and Heterogeneity in Longevity: Proposals for Redesign

ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Working Paper No. 2017/18
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Dec 2017
University of Malaya, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Department of Mathematics, University of New South Wales - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research and School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Downloads 61 (676,369)

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Tax/Subsidy Structure, Proxied Life Expectancy, Two-Tier Contribution Structure, Gender De-pooling

Ndc Schemes and Heterogeneity in Longevity: Proposals for Redesign

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11193
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Dec 2017
University of Malaya, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Department of Mathematics, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Downloads 34 (866,231)
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tax/subsidy structure, proxied life expectancy, two-tier contribution structure, gender de-pooling

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Taxing Pensions of an Internationally Mobile Labor Force: Portability Issues and Taxation Options

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5715
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Feb 2016
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 90 (534,283)
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income taxation, cross-border labor mobility, portable pensions, double taxation treaties, EET, TEE, individual and fiscal fairness, bureaucratic effectiveness

Addressing the Legacy Costs in an NDC Reform: Conceptualization, Measurement, Financing

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 10/2010-061
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Nov 2010
Robert Holzmann and Alain Jousten
University of Malaya and University of Liege
Downloads 47 (764,573)
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Addressing the Legacy Costs in an NDC Reform: Conceptualization, Measurement, Financing

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5296
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Nov 2010
Robert Holzmann and Alain Jousten
University of Malaya and University of Liege
Downloads 41 (809,096)

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legacy costs, pension reform, NDC, coverage expansion

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Effets des programmes de dépenses publiques sur le bien-être: réexamen

IMF Working Paper No. 89/62
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 87 (545,642)

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Budgetary Subsidies in Centrally Planned Economies in Transition

IMF Working Paper No. 91/11
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 77 (586,777)

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A Provocative Perspective on Population Aging and Old-Age Financial Protection

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7571
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Aug 2013
Robert Holzmann
University of Malaya
Downloads 70 (618,489)

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NDC, life expectancy, measuring population aging, happy aging, FDC

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Frontloaded Income Taxation of Old-Age Pensions: For Efficiency and Fairness in a World of International Labor Mobility

CESifo Working Paper No. 7423
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Feb 2019
Bernd Genser and Robert Holzmann
University of Konstanz - Faculty of Economics and Statistics and University of Malaya
Downloads 45 (760,376)
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pension taxation, international taxation, international migration, double taxation convention

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Social Risk Management: A New Conceptual Framework for Social Protection, and Beyond

Posted: 04 Dec 2001
Robert Holzmann and Steen Jorgensen
University of Malaya and World Bank - Social Development

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Social protection, social risk management, poverty, vulnerability