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Optimal annuitization, uncertain survival probabilities, and maxmin preferences

d’Albis, Hippolyte and Emmanuel Thibault ()
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Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 115, issue 2, 296-299

Abstract: We consider a life-cycle model with bequest motives, and assume that the individual does not know his/her survival probability and has maxmin utility preferences; we show that it is optimal not to annuitize but to purchase pure life insurance policies instead.

Keywords: Demand for annuities; Uncertain survival probabilities; Uncertainty aversion; Maxmin (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D11 D81 G11 G22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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