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A comonotonic image of independence for additive risk measures

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  • Goovaerts, Marc J.
  • Kaas, Rob
  • Laeven, Roger J.A.
  • Tang, Qihe

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This paper presents a new axiomatic characterization of risk measures that are additive for independent random variables. In contrast to previous work, we include an axiom that guarantees monotonicity of the risk measure. Furthermore, the axiom of additivity for independent random variables is related to an axiom of additivity for comonotonic random variables. The risk measure characterized can be regarded as a mixed exponential premium.
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  • Goovaerts, Marc J. & Kaas, Rob & Laeven, Roger J.A. & Tang, Qihe, 2004. "A comonotonic image of independence for additive risk measures," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 581-594, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:35:y:2004:i:3:p:581-594
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    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies

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