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On the role of market insurance in a dynamic model

  • Helge Braun


  • Winfried Koeniger


Durables like cars or houses are a substantial component in the balance sheets of households. These durables are exposed to risk and can be insured in the market. We build a dynamic model in which agents have three possibilities to cope with the risk exposure of the durable stock: (i) purchase of market insurance, (ii) buffer-stock saving of the riskless asset or (iii) adjustment of the durable stock. We calibrate our model to the US economy and find a small role for market insurance. Copyright The Geneva Association 2007

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Article provided by Springer in its journal THE GENEVA RISK AND INSURANCE REVIEW.

Volume (Year): 32 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 61-90

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