Op-ed: Pension savings should be handled with care

  Recently, there has been a debate in Denmark about “wealth release” (“Slip formuerne fri”), mainly channeled through the columns of the leading Danish business newspaper, Børsen. As a contribution to this debate, I wrote a piece in which I warn against (a) the effects of weak incentives to contribute to the occupational pension schemes and (b) a policy of frontloading the revenues from taxation of pensions, i.e., taxing contributions rather than benefits. The article has been published as “Analyse” in Politiken. You can read the article here. The article in the newspaper draws heavily on a recent research paper which can be found here. My other recent op-eds can be found here.

Last updated by: Filipe Vieira 15/07/2016