Universität Bonn

Department of Economics

BGSE Workshop

Mengxi Zhang (University of Bonn) 26.10.2022

We study a generalization of the classical monopoly insurance problem under adverse selection where we allow for a random distribution of losses, possibly correlated with the agent's risk parameter that is private information. Our main purpose is to provide a convenient analytical model that explains both the pattern of observed customer behavior and the pattern of insurance contracts most often observed in practice: these consist of menus of several deductible-premium pairs, or menus of insurance with coverage limits- premium pairs. The main departure from the classical insurance literature is obtained here by endowing the agents with risk-averse preferences that can be represented by a dual utility functional.
Time
Wednesday, 26.10.2022 - 12:00 - 13:00
Topic
Optimal Insurance: Dual Utility, Random Losses and Adverse Selection
Target groups

Students

Researchers

Location
Juridicum, Reinhard Selten Room (0.017)
Reservation
not required
Organizer
BGSE
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