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UCLouvain Economics Seminar - Marie-Louise Leroux, UQUAM
By UCLouvain Economics Seminar

Marie-Louise Leroux


will give a presentation on

Fair Long-Term Care Insurance


The study of optimal long-term care (LTC) social insurance is generally carried out under the utilitarian social criterion, which penalizes individuals who have a lower capacity to convert resources into well-being, such as dependent elderly individuals or prematurely dead individuals. This paper revisits the design of optimal LTC insurance while adopting the ex post egalitarian social criterion, which gives priority to the worst-off in realized terms (i.e. once the state of nature has been revealed). Using a lifecycle model with risk about the duration of life and risk about old-age dependence, it is shown that the optimal LTC social insurance is quite sensitive to the postulated social criterion. The optimal second-best social insurance under the ex post egalitarian criterion involves, in comparison to utilitarianism, higher LTC benefi ts, lower pension benefi ts, a higher tax rate on savings, as well as a lower tax rate on labor earnings.

(Joint paper with Pierre Pestieau and Gregory Ponthiere)


The seminar will take place at usual time 12:45-13:45.

You can join the IRES Lunch Seminar Teams Group through this link. For the non-UCLouvain participants, could you please send us an email if you wish to participate.

Please mute your microphone when the seminar starts. If you are willing to intervene, you can unmute your microphone and ask your question. It would be nicer for the presenter to keep the webcam on.

11 June
12:45 - 14:00
This is an online event at IRES Teams Seminar Go to event website