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Maximizing utility of consumption subject to a constraint on the probability of lifetime ruin


  • Bayraktar, Erhan
  • Young, Virginia R.


In this paper, we explicitly solve the problem of maximizing utility of consumption (until the minimum of bankruptcy and the time of death) with a constraint on the probability of lifetime ruin, which can be interpreted as a risk measure on the whole path of the wealth process.

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  • Bayraktar, Erhan & Young, Virginia R., 2008. "Maximizing utility of consumption subject to a constraint on the probability of lifetime ruin," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 5(4), pages 204-212, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:5:y:2008:i:4:p:204-212

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    2. Phelim Boyle & Weidong Tian, 2007. "Portfolio Management With Constraints," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17(3), pages 319-343.
    3. Bayraktar, Erhan & Young, Virginia R., 2007. "Minimizing the probability of lifetime ruin under borrowing constraints," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 196-221, July.
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    6. Erhan Bayraktar & Virginia Young, 2007. "Correspondence between lifetime minimum wealth and utility of consumption," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 213-236, April.
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    1. Peter Grandits, 2015. "An optimal consumption problem in finite time with a constraint on the ruin probability," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 19(4), pages 791-847, October.
    2. repec:eee:insuma:v:75:y:2017:i:c:p:82-89 is not listed on IDEAS


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