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Testing for Adverse Selection in China's Auto Insurance Market

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  • Gao Feng

    (Tsinghua University)

  • Wang Jun

    (Tsinghua University)

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    This paper empirically examines the adverse selection models by using the data from Chinas personal automobile insurance market through the standard positive-correlation test. Results show that higher-risk insurance policyholders do tend to buy insurance with a lower coinsurance rate, which supports the existence of adverse selection in China's automobile insurance market. This is quite a contrast to the findings in mature insurance markets.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 1-16

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:apjrin:v:5:y:2011:i:1:n:5
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    1. Dahlby, B. G., 1983. "Adverse selection and statistical discrimination : An analysis of Canadian automobile insurance," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 121-130, February.
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    7. Gao, Feng & Powers, Michael R. & Wang, Jun, 2009. "Adverse selection or advantageous selection? Risk and underwriting in China's health-insurance market," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 505-510, June.
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