On Mutual Insurance
AbstractOwners of stochastic assets can pool their endowments to smoothen and insure individual payoffs across outcomes and time. We explore, in such a setting, how contingent shadow prices on aggregate resources can be used for three purposes: first, to design mutual contracts for risk averse agents; second, to quantify the malfunctioning of such contracts when there are risk lovers (or scale economies); and third, to estimate reasonable premiums for insurance offered by outside agents.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 2299.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Postal: Department of Economics, University of Bergen Fosswinckels Gate 6. N-5007 Bergen, Norway
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RISK ; INSURANCE ; GAME THEORY;
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- C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
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