In this edition of our Pathways Perspectives series, Dr. Bazlul Khondker 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.
Dr. Bazlul Khondker is an economist, specialising in econometric modelling and social security. An aficionado of complex economic modelling and social security, in this study, he’s found a way to combine both.