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Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in a Reinsurance Syndicate

  • Aase, Knut K.

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    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

In this paper we consider a reinsurance syndicate, assuming that Pareto optimal allocations exist. Under a continuity assumption on preferences, we show that a competitive equilibrium exists and is unique. Our conditions allow for risks that are not bounded, and we show that the most standard models satisfy our set of sufficient conditions, which are thus not too restrictive. Our approach is to transform the analysis from an infinite dimensional to a finite dimensional setting.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2008/13.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 13 Aug 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2008_013
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  1. Araujo, A. & Monteiro, P. K., 1989. "Equilibrium without uniform conditions," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 416-427, August.
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