Economic Impacts of a Universal Pension in Bangladesh: Pathways’ Perspective #17

Dr. Bazlul Khondker is an economist, specialising in econometric modelling and social security. In this perspective, he looks at the economic impacts of a universal pension in Bangladesh. Through his modelling, he demonstrates that investing in a universal pension has similar economic impacts to those of investing in infrastructure and capital goods. Further, the distribution of economic benefits of a universal pension appear to be pro-poor and pro-rural.


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About the Author

Dr. Bazlul Khondker is an economist, and an aficionado of complex economic modelling and social security: in this study, he’s found a way to combine both and hopes that the results will contribute to the debate on the links between social security and economic growth.

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