Susanne Pech, Johann Brunner,
"Adverse selection in the annuity market when payoffs vary over the time of retirement"
, in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 161, Nummer 1, Seite(n) 155-183, 2005
Adverse selection in the annuity market when payoffs vary over the time of retirement
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This study deals with a specific implication of adverse selection on annuity pricing. Varying the time-path of the payoffs over the retirement periods affects annuity demand and welfare of individuals with low and high life expectancy in different ways. Therefore they can be separated by insurance firms through appropriate contract offers. We show that in this framework a Nash-Cournot equilibrium may not exist; if one exists, it will be a separating equilibrium. On the other hand, even if a separating equilibrium does not exist, a Wilson pooling equilibrium exists.
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Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics