Thesis Type: Doctorate
Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics, Turkey
Approval Date: 2011
Student: ÇAĞAÇAN DEĞER
Supervisor: EBRU VOYVODAAbstract:
The aim of this study is to analyse the impacts of the social security system reform performed in Turkey within the ﬁrst decade of the 2000s. Speciﬁcally, the eﬀects of the parametric changes brought about by the reform in the retirement system are investigated. For the stated purpose, a 30-period overlapping generations (OLG) model has been constructed and a parametric social security system reform has been implemented within the constructed model. The results show that the reform causes increases in the deﬁcits of the social security system in the short run, and reductions in deﬁcits are possible only in the medium to long run.