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Book reviews Over the last several years, Edward Whitehouse and colleagues have developed an extraordinarily useful and careful compilation of pension information for a wide range of countries and presented them in a common format and following a thoughtful structure. Pension students everywhere will therefore be delighted to learn of the two recent volumes emerging from this enterprise, namely Pensions at a Glance and Pensions Panorama. These two books were generated under the direction of the Social Policy Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Whitehouse, the prime mover of this work, was formerly the Director of Axia Economics, a London-based consultancy firm known for its work on pension microeconomics, where the models underlying these volumes were developed. With his OECD colleagues, among them Monika Queisser, the authors have brought cross-national pension comparisons to a new level, and they are to be commended for their intensive efforts. These two volumes represent some of the smartest comparative work out there by people intimately familiar with the nuances – and complexities – of comparative pension work.Building on the 2005 Pensions at a Glance volume prepared for the OECD, Whitehouse's updated Glance study again includes all 30 OECD nations. To this end, Glance first reviews http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pension Economics and Finance Cambridge University Press

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Cambridge University Press
ISSN
1475-3022
eISSN
1474-7472
DOI
10.1017/S1474747208003752
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Abstract

Over the last several years, Edward Whitehouse and colleagues have developed an extraordinarily useful and careful compilation of pension information for a wide range of countries and presented them in a common format and following a thoughtful structure. Pension students everywhere will therefore be delighted to learn of the two recent volumes emerging from this enterprise, namely Pensions at a Glance and Pensions Panorama. These two books were generated under the direction of the Social Policy Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Whitehouse, the prime mover of this work, was formerly the Director of Axia Economics, a London-based consultancy firm known for its work on pension microeconomics, where the models underlying these volumes were developed. With his OECD colleagues, among them Monika Queisser, the authors have brought cross-national pension comparisons to a new level, and they are to be commended for their intensive efforts. These two volumes represent some of the smartest comparative work out there by people intimately familiar with the nuances – and complexities – of comparative pension work.Building on the 2005 Pensions at a Glance volume prepared for the OECD, Whitehouse's updated Glance study again includes all 30 OECD nations. To this end, Glance first reviews

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Journal of Pension Economics and FinanceCambridge University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2008

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