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Optimal Insurance: A Nonexpected Utility Analysis

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  • Edi Karni

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This paper reviews some of the recent developments in the theory of decision making under risk and apply them to selected problems in the theory of optimal insurance, namely, the choice of optimal insurance coverage, and the comparative statics analysis of the optimal insurance coverage with respect to the consumer's risk aversion. The analysis highlights the methodology of local expected utility analysis.

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Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Discussion Paper Serie A with number 288.

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Date of creation: May 1990
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Handle: RePEc:bon:bonsfa:288

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Keywords: Nonexpected utility; expected utility with rank-dependent probabilities; weighted utility; optimal insurance.;

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Cited by:
  1. Eric LANGLAIS, 2008. "On Insurance Contract Design For Low Probability Events," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 3(2(4)_Summ).

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