|Financial Risk, Retirement, Saving and Investment.
|Year of Publication
|Gustman, AL, Steinmeier, TL
|Project #: UM06-12
|Michigan Retirement and Research Center
|Ann Arbor, MI
|Economics, financial risk, Investments, Retirement
This paper considers the prospects for adding choice of portfolio composition to a life cycle model of retirement and saving, while preserving the ability of the model to continue to explain the course of saving and retirement. If eventually successful, such a modification might be used to improve understanding of retirement and saving behavior both under the current Social Security system, and under variations involving personal accounts. In particular we consider the implications of separating parameters that now reflect both risk aversion and time preference