Publications

Review of  R. Douglas Arnold: Fixing Social Security: The Politics of Reform in a Polarized Age, Princeton University Press, 2022.
(
Diamond, P. R. Douglas Arnold: Fixing Social Security: The Politics of Reform in a Polarized AgeBus Econ (2023))
January 2023

Refining the choice architecture in the Swedish Premium Pension Response to the consultation on Ett bättre premiepensionssystem
with Nicholas Barr
February 2020

Response to Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness: Productivity Commission Draft Report
with Nicholas Barr
July 2018

Designing a Default Structure:submission to the Inquiry into Superannuation: assessing efficiency and competitiveness
with Nicholas Barr
September 2017

Reforming Pensions in Chile
with Nicholas Barr 
Polityka Społeczna 2016

Addressing the Forces Driving Inequality in the United States
Contemporary Economic Policy
July 2016

Discounting the Long Run 
with Tobias Adrian, Richard Crump, and Rui Yu
Blog Post - Liberty Street Economics
August 31, 2015

My Research Strategy
Eminent Economists II - Their Work and Life Philosophies
Michael Szenberg and Lall Ramrattan, Editors
February 24, 2014

Comment on "Fiscal Uncertainty and How to Deal with It" by Alan Auerbach
December 15, 2014

Shifts in the Beveridge Curve
with Aysegul Sahin (FRBNY)
September 22, 2014

Cyclical Unemployment, Structural Unemployment 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Paper No. 13-x
May 30, 2013

The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations
with Emmanuel Saez
August 2011

Economic Theory and Tax and Pension Policies
The Economic Record published by The Economic Society of Australia
June 9, 2011

Unemployment, Vacancies, Wages
Lecture for the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
February 1, 2011

Pension Reform in China: Issues, Options and Recommendations
with Nicholas Barr
February 2010
Chinese version of Barr Diamond Report

Capital Income Taxes with Heterogeneous Discount Rates
with Johannes Spinnewijn
January 27, 2010

Final Report of the Special Commission to Study the Massachusetts Contributory Retirement Systems
Submitted October 7, 2009

Technical Analysis of the Special Commission to Study the Massachusetts Contributory Retirement Systems
Submitted October 7, 2009

Taxes and Pensions
Distinguished Guest Lecture paper for the Southern Economic Association's 78th Annual Meeting
Southern Economic Journal, 2009, 76(1), 2-15
November 21, 2008

Reforming Pensions: Principles, Analytical Errors, and Policy Directions
with Nicolas Barr
International Social Security Review, Vol 62, 2008, pgs 5-19.

Economic Globalisation and Swedish Pensions
Report to the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research, February 5, 2009

The Base for Direct Taxation
with James Banks (University College London)
March 28, 2008

Behavioral Economics
Forthcoming in the Journal of Public Economics

An Interview with Peter Diamond
by Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale), and Randall Wright (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol 11, 2007, pages 543-565

Pensions for an Aging Population
December 2005

Conceptualization of Non-Financial Defined Contribution Systems
October 2005

Social Security Reform in China: Issues and Options
Mukul Asher, Nicholas Barr, Peter Diamond, Edwin Lim, and James Mirrlees
January 2005, Policy Study of the China Economic Research and Advisory Programme
Social Security Reform in China: Issues and Options (Chinese Version)

Social Security Reform in China: Further Notes on Issues and Options
January 2005
Social Security Reform in China: Further Notes on Issues and Options (Chinese Version)

Reforming Public Pensions in the United States and the United Kingdom
May 2005, Presented at the London School of Economics, May 18, 2005.

Social Security Rules that Vary with Age
Peter Diamond
September 2003, Forthcoming in Pension Systems: Beyond Mandatory Retirement, Elsa Fornero and Paolo Sestito (eds), Edward Elgar. Paper prepared for 2003 CeRP Conference "Is Mandatory Retirement an Outdated Feature of Pension Systems?" Turin Italy, September 16, 2003.

A Summary of Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach
Peter A. Diamond (MIT) and Peter R. Orszag (Brookings Institution)
July 2004

Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting and Retirement
Peter Diamond and Botond Kaszegi
January 2003, Journal of Public Economics 87 (2003) pgs 1839-1872.

Issues in Social Security Reform with a Focus on Spain
Peter Diamond
November 2001

Social Security Investment in Equities
Peter Diamond and John Geanakoplos
American Economic Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, pages 1047-1074
September 2003

What Stock Market Returns to Expect for the Future: An Update
Peter Diamond
July 2001

Evaluating Issues in Privatizing Social Security
Peter Diamond
Report of the Panel on Privatization of Social Security

Integrating Punishment and Efficiency Concerns in Punitive Damages for Reckless Disregard of Risk to Others
Peter Diamond
April 2002, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2002

Adjusting One's Standard of Living: Two-Period Models
P. Diamond and J. Mirrlees
2000, in P.J. Hammond and G.D.Myles (eds.) Incentives, Organization, and Public Economics, papers in Honour of Sir James Mirrlees, Oxford University Press, 2000

Towards an Optimal Social Security Design
Peter Diamond
2000

Discussion of James-Smalhout-Vittas Paper, Administrative Costs and the Organization of Individual Account Systems: A Comparative Perspective
Peter Diamond

What Stock Market Returns to Expect for the Future
Peter Diamond
September 1999, An Issue in Brief: Center for Retirement Research, Boston College, Number 2.

Issues in Social Security Reform
Peter Diamond
in The Future of the Safety Net: Social Insurance and Employee Benefits in the Next Century, S. Friedman and D. Jacobs (eds), IRRA Research Volume, 2001

Delays in Claiming Social Security Benefits
Courtney Coile, Peter Diamond, Jonathan Gruber and Alain Jousten
2002, Journal of Public Economics, Vol 84, 2002, pages 357-385.

Social Security Reform with a Focus on Sweden
Peter Diamond

Discussion of Orszag-Stiglitz paper for World Bank conference: New Ideas about Old Age Security - The Transparency Myth
Peter Diamond

Administrative Costs and Equilibrium Charges with Individual Accounts
Peter Diamond
edited by John B. Shoven

Social Security, the Government Budget, and National Savings
Peter Diamond
In Samuelsonian Economics and the 21st Century volume, edited by Szenberg, Ramrattan, and Gottesman
March 2005

Annuities and Individual Welfare
Jeffrey Brown, Thomas Davidoff and Peter Diamond
American Economic Review, Vol 95, No 5, pp 1573-1589
December 2005



Books
 

Pension Reform: A Short Guide
with Nicholas Barr
Oxford University Press, forthcoming October 2009

Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices
with Nicholas Barr
Oxford University Press, 2008

Behavioral Economics and Its Applications
edited with Hannu Vartiainen
Princeton University Press, 2007

Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach (Revised Edition)
with Peter Orszag
Brookings Institution Press, 2005

Taxation, Incomplete Markets, and Social Security
MIT Press, 2002

Social Security Reform
Oxford University Press, 2002

Issues in Privatizing Social Security: Report of an Expert Panel of the National Academy of Social Insurance
MIT Press, 1999

Social Security: What Role for the Future?
edited with David C. Lindeman and H Peyton Young
Brookings Institution Press, 1996

On Time: Lectures on Models of Equilibrium
Churchill Lectures in Economics Series
Cambridge University Press, 1994

Growth, Productivity, Unemployment: Essays to Celebrate Bob Solow's Birthday
MIT Press, 1990

A Search-Equilibrium Approach to the Micro Foundations of Macroeconomics
MIT Press, 1984

Uncertainty in Economics, Readings and Exercises
edited with Michael Rothschild
Academic Press, 1989