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Optimal consumption, investment and insurance with insurable risk for an investor in a Lévy market


  • Perera, Ryle S.


Numerous researchers have applied the martingale approach for models driven by Lévy processes to study optimal investment problems. The aim of this paper is to apply the martingale approach to obtain a closed form solution for the optimal investment, consumption and insurance strategies of an individual in the presence of an insurable risk when the insurable risk and risky asset returns are described by Lévy processes and the utility is a constant absolute risk aversion (CARA). The model developed in this paper can potentially be applied to absorb large insurable losses in the absence of insurance protection and to examine the level of diminishing current utility and consumption.

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  • Perera, Ryle S., 2010. "Optimal consumption, investment and insurance with insurable risk for an investor in a Lévy market," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 479-484, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:46:y:2010:i:3:p:479-484

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    1. Zou, Bin & Cadenillas, Abel, 2014. "Explicit solutions of optimal consumption, investment and insurance problems with regime switching," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 159-167.
    2. Bin Zou & Abel Cadenillas, 2014. "Optimal Investment and Risk Control Problem for an Insurer: Expected Utility Maximization," Papers 1402.3560,, revised Mar 2014.
    3. Zou, Bin & Cadenillas, Abel, 2014. "Optimal investment and risk control policies for an insurer: Expected utility maximization," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 57-67.
    4. Ryle Perera, 2013. "Optimal investment, consumption–leisure, insurance and retirement choice," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 9(4), pages 689-723, November.
    5. Peng, Xingchun & Wang, Wenyuan, 2016. "Optimal investment and risk control for an insurer under inside information," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 104-116.
    6. Bin Zou & Abel Cadenillas, 2014. "Explicit Solutions of Optimal Consumption, Investment and Insurance Problem with Regime Switching," Papers 1402.3562,, revised Jun 2014.
    7. repec:eee:stapro:v:126:y:2017:i:c:p:139-149 is not listed on IDEAS


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