Annuities, Bequests and Portfolio Diversification
AbstractIn this article, the diversification motives of the demand for annuities is analyzed. Using a model allowing for the uncertainty of both the human life length and the interest rate, the Decision Maker is supposed to choose an optimal portfolio to maximize a bequest. Conditions under which an increase in the risk of bond returns increase the demand for annuities are proposed and discussed. Moreover, it is shown that, contrary to previous claims, more risk adversion is associated with a lower demand for annuities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by LERNA, University of Toulouse in its series LERNA Working Papers with number 09.14.290.
Date of creation: Jun 2009
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- Hippolyte D'Albis & Emmanuel Thibault, 2010. "Annuities, Bequests, and Portfolio Diversification," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 12(1), pages 75-91, 02.
- 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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- NEP-ALL-2009-07-03 (All new papers)
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