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Comparative Statics Under Multiple Sources of Risk with Applications to Insurance Demand

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  • Georges Dionne

    (Economics Department and Centre de recherche sur les transports, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, succursale A, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7)

  • Christian Gollier

    (Finance Department, Groupe HEC, 1, rue de la Libération, 78350, Jouy-en-Josas, France)

Abstract

In this paper we propose an answer to the following problem of comparative statics in models with multiple sources of risk: How a risk averse agent will change his coinsurance demand when the distribution of the insurable loss is shifted? To answer the question, we first comment on Jack Meyer's results and then we show how an alternate approach leads to more definitive comparative statics. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory (1992) 17, 21–33. doi:10.1007/BF00941955

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  • Georges Dionne & Christian Gollier, 1992. "Comparative Statics Under Multiple Sources of Risk with Applications to Insurance Demand," The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (The Geneva Association), vol. 17(1), pages 21-33, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:genrir:v:17:y:1992:i:1:p:21-33
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    1. Luigi Guiso & Tullio Jappelli, 1998. "Background Uncertainty and the Demand for Insurance Against Insurable Risks," The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (The Geneva Association), vol. 23(1), pages 7-27, June.
    2. Huang, Baoan & Miao, Jianjun & Zhang, Zongliang & Zhao, Dianbo, 2016. "Some new results about optimal insurance demand under uncertainty," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 17(C), pages 280-284.
    3. W. Chiu & Louis Eeckhoudt & Beatrice Rey, 2012. "On relative and partial risk attitudes: theory and implications," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 50(1), pages 151-167, May.
    4. Eichner, Thomas & Wagener, Andreas, 2014. "Insurance demand and first-order risk increases under (μ,σ)-preferences revisited," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 326-331.
    5. Christian Gollier, 2011. "Portfolio Choices and Asset Prices: The Comparative Statics of Ambiguity Aversion," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 78(4), pages 1329-1344.
    6. Alain Chateauneuf & Ghizlane Lakhnati, 2005. "Increases in risk and demand for risky asset," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00194413, HAL.
    7. Gollier, Christian & Schlesinger, Harris, 2002. "Changes in risk and asset prices," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(4), pages 747-760, May.
    8. Chuang, O-Chia & Kuan, Chung-Ming & Tzeng, Larry Y., 2017. "Testing for central dominance: Method and application," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 196(2), pages 368-378.
    9. Chateauneuf, A. & Lakhnati, G., 2015. "Increases in risk and demand for a risky asset," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 75(C), pages 44-48.
    10. Suyeol Ryu & Iltae Kim, 2005. "Portfolio Choice for Increases in Risk and Prudence Revisited," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 86(3), pages 293-300, December.

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