Paul Brockman

Working paper

What Triggers People to Save for Retirement?

We investigate retirement saving decisions through interviews and a broad survey in four countries that investigates what influences changes in savings behaviour. We identify a number of previously unidentified factors that are associated with increased savings. We find that approximately 40% of the respondents in...
Working paper

How does financial literacy affect the savings decision?

Savings decisions are essential in reallocating income across periods but understanding this concept may be mired by low levels of financial literacy. We survey individuals to identify the role of financial literacy in savings rates. We note differences in financial literacy and savings rates between...