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Segmented risk sharing in a continuous-time setting

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  • Hector Chade

    (Department of Economics, Arizona State University, Main Campus, PO Box 873806,Tempe, AZ 85287-3806, USA)

  • Bart Taub

    () (Department of Economics, University of Illinois, 1206 S. 6th Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA)

Abstract

The economy we study is comprised of a continuum of individuals. Each has a stochastic endowment that evolves continuously and independently of all other individuals' endowment processes. Individuals are risk averse and would therefore like to insure their endowment processes. The mutual independence of their endowment processes makes it feasible for them to obtain this insurance by pooling their endowments. We investigate whether such a scheme would survive as an equilibrium in a noncooperative setting.

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  • Hector Chade & Bart Taub, 2002. "Segmented risk sharing in a continuous-time setting," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 20(4), pages 645-675.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:20:y:2002:i:4:p:645-675
    Note: Received: October 16, 2000; revised version: August 8, 2001
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    1. Jaramillo, Fernando & Kempf, Hubert & Moizeau, Fabien, 2015. "Heterogeneity and the formation of risk-sharing coalitions," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 79-96.
    2. Li, Sanxi & Sun, Hailin & Wang, Tong & Yu, Jun, 2016. "Assortative matching and risk sharing," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 163(C), pages 248-275.
    3. Boyarchenko, Svetlana & Levendorskii, Sergei, 2008. "Exit problems in regime-switching models," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 180-206, January.

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    Keywords

    Continuous-time methods; Risk sharing; Limited enforcement.;

    JEL classification:

    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth

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