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Defined Benefit versus Defined Contribution Pension Plans: What are the Real Tradeoffs

1988 | Life-Cycle Savings/Investment | Book Chapter
Bodie, Zvi, Alan J. Marcus and Robert C. Merton. “Defined Benefit versus Defined Contribution Pension Plans: What are the Real Tradeoffs.” In Pensions in the U.S. Economy, edited by John B. Shoven and David A. Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Pension Plan Integration as Insurance against Social Security Risk

1987 | Life-Cycle Savings/Investment | Book Chapter
Merton, Robert C., Zvi Bodie and Alan J. Marcus. “Pension Plan Integration as Insurance against Social Security Risk.” In Issues in Pension Economics, edited by Zvi Bodie, John B. Shoven and David A. Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

In Honor of Nobel Laureate, Franco Modigliani

Fall 1987 | Miscellaneous | Paper
Merton, Robert C. “In Honor of Nobel Laureate, Franco Modigliani.” Economic Perspectives 1 (fall 1987): 145-155.

A Simple Model of Capital Market Equilibrium with Incomplete Information

July 1987 | Miscellaneous | Paper
Merton, Robert C. “A Simple Model of Capital Market Equilibrium with Incomplete Information.” Journal of Finance 42 (July 1987): 483-509.

Dividend Behavior for the Aggregate Stock Market

January 1987 | Risk Management/Stocks | Paper
Marsh, Terry A., and Robert C. Merton. “Dividend Behavior for the Aggregate Stock Market.” Journal of Business 60 (January 1987): 1-40.

On the Current State of the Stock Market Rationality Hypothesis

1987 | Risk Management/Stocks | Book Chapter
Merton, Robert C. “On the Current State of the Stock Market Rationality Hypothesis.” In Macroeconomics and Finance: Essays in Honor of Franco Modigliani, edited by R. Dornbusch, S. Fischer and J. Bossons. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987. (Working Paper)

Dividend Variability and Variance Bounds Tests for the Rationality of Stock Market Prices

June 1986 | Risk Management/Stocks | Paper
Merton, Robert C., and Terry A. Marsh. “Dividend Variability and Variance Bounds Tests for the Rationality of Stock Market Prices.” American Economic Review 76, no. 3 (June 1986): 483-498.