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Distortion Risk Measures and Discrete Risks

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  • Antonella Campana

    (Department SEGeS - University of Molise)

  • Paola Ferretti

    (Department of Applied Mathematics - University Ca' Foscari)

Abstract

In this paper we consider the problem of determining approximations for distortion risk measures of sums of non-independent random variables. First, we give an overview of the recent actuarial literature on distortion risk measures and convex bounds for sums of random variables. Then, we examine the case of discrete risks with identical distribution. Upper and lower bounds for risk measures of sums of risks are presented in the case of concave distortion functions. The result is then extended to cover the case of non necessarily discrete risks.

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  • Antonella Campana & Paola Ferretti, 2005. "Distortion Risk Measures and Discrete Risks," Game Theory and Information 0510013, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0510013 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 13
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    Keywords

    Risk measures; dependency of risks; discrete risks with identical distribution; upper and lower bounds: concave risk measures.;

    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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