Optimal annuitization, uncertain survival probabilities, and maxmin preferences
AbstractWe consider a life-cycle model with bequest motives, and assume that the individual does not know his/her survival probability and has maxmin utility preferences; we show that it is optimal not to annuitize but to purchase pure life insurance policies instead.
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Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Demand for annuities; Uncertain survival probabilities; Uncertainty aversion; Maxmin;
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- Hippolyte D'Albis & Emmanuel Thibault, 2012. "Optimal annuitization, uncertain survival probabilities, and maxmin preferences," PSE - Labex "OSE-Ouvrir la Science Economique" hal-00670320, HAL.
- Thibault, Emmanuel & D'Albis, Hippolyte, 2012. "Optimal annuitization, uncertain survival probabilities, and maxmin preferences," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/9807, Paris Dauphine University.
- D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
- G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
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- Hippolyte D'Albis & Emmanuel Thibault, 2012. "Ambiguous Life Expectancy and the Demand for Annuities," UniversitÃ© Paris1 PanthÃ©on-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00721281, HAL.
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