PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

Members of the PPRG may submit discussion papers which will be published on the PPRG web site, subject to review by the PPRG committee. Contact us for more information.

Discussion Papers

February 2013 - Jim Stewart, School of Business and Bridget McNally, NUI Maynooth, A Note on Pension Fund Charges in Ireland. PPRG Working Paper No. 5, February 2013.
 



December 2011 - Jim Stewart, School of Business "The Pension System in Ireland: Current Issues and Reform". PPRG Working Paper No. 4, December 2011.
 



25 November 2011 - Publication of "Public and Private Provision of Pensions and the Ideal Pension System for Ireland" by Gerard Hughes and Jim Stewart in Dana M. Muir and John A. Turner (editors), Imagining the Ideal Pension System: International Perspectives. Kalamazoo, Michigan: W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
 



26 May 2011 - Presentation of "Executive Directors' and Employees' Pensions: A Level Playing Field?" by Gerard Hughes at ESRI conference "Analysing Pension Policy".
 



17 February 2011 - Publication of "Pension Reform and the Party Manifestos" by Gerard Hughes and Jim Stewart
 



Pension Policy Research Group in Association with TASC

2005 Jim Stewart (editor), For Richer, For Poorer. Dublin: Tasc at New Island.

Contents

Chapter 1 J. Stewart, "Issues in Pension Provision" Chapter 2 J. Stewart, "Incomes of Retired Persons in Ireland" Chapter 3 P. Connell, "Demographic Projections: Diffusing the Time Bomb" Chapter 4 J. Stewart, "Private Sector Pension Provision: Funding, Risk and Costs" Chapter 5 G. Hughes "Pension Tax Reliefs and Equity" Chapter 6 S. Ward, "What Can We Learn from the UK Experience?

2007 Gerard Hughes and Jim Stewart (editors), Choosing Your Future: How to Reform Ireland's Pension System. Dublin: Tasc at New Island.

Contents

Chapter 1 J. Stewart and G. Hughes, "Introduction and Summary" Chapter 2 P. Connell, "Demographics: What is Known and What is Unknown?" Chapter 3 G. Hughes, "Delivering Pensions: The Performance of Public and Private Providers and the National Pensions Review" Chapter 4 J. Stewart, "The Proposed Special Savings for Retirement Scheme: Some Issues and International Comparisons" Chapter 5 A. McCashin, "Public Social Security Pensions and Private Mandatory Pensions: Mutually Exclusive or Mutually Supportive?" Afterword K. Barrington, "A Business Journalist"s Perspective on Pension Issues"
 



European Network for Research on Supplementary Pensions

2011 - Jim Stewart, "The financial crisis and pension funds in Ireland" in Yves Stevens (editor), Protecting Pension Rights in Times of Economic Turmoil. Antwerp: Intersentia Publishers, Social Europe Series 26.

2011 - Gerard Hughes and John Turner, "Pension policy for financial crises: Experience in Ireland, the UK and the US" in Yves Stevens (editor), Protecting Pension Rights in Times of Economic Turmoil. Antwerp: Intersentia Publishers, Social Europe Series 26.

2009 - Gerard Hughes and Jim Stewart, "Conflicting Objectives in Personal Pension Provision and Personal Saving in Ireland" in J. Stewart and G. Hughes (editors), Personal Provision of Retirement Income: Meeting the Needs of Older People? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=13160

2004 - Peter Connell and Jim Stewart, "Income of Retired Persons in Ireland: Some Evidence from Household Budget Surveys" in G. Hughes and J. Stewart (editors), Reforming Pensions in Europe: Evolution of Pension Financing and Sources of Retirement Income. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

2004 - Gerard Hughes and Adrian Sinfield, "Financing Pensions by Stealth: The Anglo-American Model and the Cost and Distribution of Tax Benefits for Private Pensions" in G. Hughes and J. Stewart (editors), Reforming Pensions in Europe: Evolution of Pension Financing and Sources of Retirement Income. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

2000 - Gerard Hughes, "Pension Financing, the Substitution Effect and National Savings" in G. Hughes and J. Stewart (editors), Pensions in the European Union: Adapting to Economic and Social Change. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1999 - Gerard Hughes and Jim Stewart, "Increasing Pension Costs and the Complexity of the State's Role" in G. Hughes and J. Stewart (editors), The Role of the State in Pension Provision: Employer, Regulator, Provider. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1999 - Peter Connell and Jim Stewart, "Demographic Projections and Population Ageing in Ireland" in G. Hughes and J. Stewart (editors), The Role of the State in Pension Provision: Employer, Regulator, Provider. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

1996 - Gerard Hughes and Brian Nolan, "Pension Plans and Labor Market Structure: Evidence from Ireland" in E. Reynaud, L. apRoberts, B. Davies and G. Hughes (editors) with the collaboration of T. Ghilarducci and J. Turner,International Perspectives on Supplementary Pensions. Westport, Connecticut: Quorum Books.

1996 - Jim Stewart, "Pension Funds as Shareholders" in E. Reynaud, L. apRoberts, B. Davies and G. Hughes (editors) with the collaboration of T. Ghilarducci and J. Turner, International Perspectives on Supplementary Pensions. Westport, Connecticut: Quorum Books.
 



Other Publications on Pensions

Submissions with TASC:

2015 - Proposals for Automatic Enrolment in Ireland - Some Issues.

Response of the TASC/TCD Pension Policy Research Group to the Green Paper on Pensions

Submission to Commission on Taxation by Jim Stewart

 

2008 - Gerard Hughes, "The Case for a Universal State Pension: Lessons from New Zealand for Ireland's Green Paper on Pensions" in B. Reynolds and S. Healy (editors), Making Choices - Choosing Futures: Ireland at a Crossroads. Dublin: CORI Justice.

2004 - Anthony McCashin, Social Security in Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.