An Examination of Life Insurers’ Risk Attitudes
AbstractThis paper presents evidence of a significant positive relationship between the ratios of life insurance premiums quoted to smokers relative to the premiums quoted to non-smokers, and the financial strength of the insurance company. This suggests that life insurers reveal increasing relative risk aversion.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by SKEMA Business School in its journal Frontiers in Finance and Economics.
Volume (Year): 7 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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risk aversion; life insurance; premium quotes;
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