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Evidence of Adverse Selection in Automobile Insurance Markets

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  • Dionne, G.
  • Gourieroux, C.
  • Vanasse, C.

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In this paper, we propose an empirical analysis of the presence of adverse selection in an insurance market. We first present a theroetical model of a market with adverse selection and we introduce different issues related to transaction costs, accident costs, risk aversion and moral hazard. We then discuss an econometric modeling based on latent variables and we derive its relationship with specification in the portfolio of an insurer.

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Paper provided by Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal-Chaire de gestion des risques. in its series Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal- with number 98-09.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:etcori:98-09

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Keywords: ADVERSE SELECTION ; INSURANCE ; RISK ; TRANSACTION COSTS;

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  1. Jose Antonio Ordaz, Maria del Carmen Melgar, M. Kazim Khan, 2011. "An Analysis of Spanish Accidents in Automobile Insurance: The Use of the Probit Model and Theoretical Potential of Other Econometric Tools," Equilibrium, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, vol. 6, pages 117-134.
  2. Pierre André Chiappori & Bernard Salanié, 2002. "Testing Contract Theory: A Survey of Some Recent Work," CESifo Working Paper Series 738, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Chiappori, P.A. & Durand, F. & Geoffard, P.Y., 1998. "Moral Hazard and the Demand for Physician Services: First Lessons from a French Natural Experiment," DELTA Working Papers 98-05, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  4. Gourieroux, C. & Jasiak, J., 2004. "Heterogeneous INAR(1) model with application to car insurance," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(2), pages 177-192, April.
  5. M. Dahchour & G. Dionne, 2002. "Pricing of Automobile Insurance Under Asymmetric Information : a Study on Panel Data," THEMA Working Papers 2002-12, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
  6. G. Dionne, 1998. "La mesure empirique des problèmes d'information," THEMA Working Papers 98-33, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
  7. G. Dionne & C. Vanasse, 1997. "Une évaluation empirique de la nouvelle tarification de l'assurance automobile (1992) au Québec," THEMA Working Papers 97-22, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
  8. Makki, Shiva S. & Somwaru, Agapi, 2002. "Asymmetric Information In Cotton Insurance Markets: Evidence From Texas," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19827, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  9. María del Carmen Melgar, José Antonio Ordaz, 2010. "The Utility of Zero-Inflated Models in the Estimation of the Number of Accidents in the Automobile Insurance Industry," Equilibrium, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, vol. 2, pages 181-194.
  10. Dionne, G. & Maurice, M. & Pinquet, J. & Vanasse, C., 2001. "The Role of Memory in Long-Term Contracting with Moral Hazard: Empirical Evidence in Automobile Insurance," Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal- 01-05, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal-Chaire de gestion des risques..
  11. Jose Antonio Ordaz & Maria del Carmen Melgar & M. Kazim Khan, 2010. "Use and Extension of Count Data Models in the Determination of Relevant Factors for Claims in the Automobile Insurance Sector," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(4), pages 119-138.
  12. Georges Dionne & Nathalie Fombaron & Neil Doherty, 2012. "Adverse Selection in Insurance Contracting," Cahiers de recherche 1231, CIRPEE.

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