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Introduction: An American Perspective I Martin Feldstein Introduction: A European Perspective 9 Horst Siebert 1. Pensions and Contemporary Socioeconomic Change 19 Assar Lindbeck Discussion Summary 2. Different Approaches to Pension Reform from an Economic Point of View 49 Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise Comment: Herbert Hax Discussion Summary 3. Labor Mobility, Redistribution, and Pension Reform in Europe 85 Alain Jousten and Pierre Pestieau Comment: Michael Burda Discussion Summary 4. France: The Difficult Path to Consensual Reforms 109 Didier Blanchet and Florence Legros Comment: Martine Durand Discussion Summary 5. The German Pension System: Status Quo and Reform Options 137 Bert Riirup Comment: Axel Bbrsch-Supan Discussion Summary 6. Swedish Pension Reform: How Did It Evolve, and What Does It Mean for the Future? 171 Edward Palmer Comment: Laurence J. Kotlikoff Discussion Summary 7. Italy: A Never-Ending Pension Reform 211 Daniele Franco Comment: Franco Peracchi Discussion Summary 8. Prefunding in a Defined Benefit Pension System: The Finnish Case 263 Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen Comment: Reijo Vanne Discussion Summary 9. Pension Reform: Issues in the Netherlands 291 Jeroen J. M. Kremers Comment: A. Lans Bovenberg Discussion Summary 10. The United Kingdom: Examining the Switch from Low Public Pensions to High-Cost Private Pensions 317 David Blake Comment: Andrew A. Samwick Discussion Summary 11. Poland: Security through Diversity 349 Jerzy Hausner 12. The Hungarian Pension Reform: A Preliminary Assessment of the First Years of Implementation 365 Roberto Rocha and Dimitri Vittas 13. Romania's Pension System: From Crisis to Reform 401 Georges de Menil and Eytan Sheshinski Comment (on chaps. 11, 12 and 13): John McHale Discussion Summary (for chaps. 11, 12 and 13) 14. Recent Developments in Old Age Pension Systems: An International Overview 439 Klaus-Jiirgen Gem Appendix: OECD Statistical and Analytical Information on Aging 479