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Gini-type measures of risk and variability: Gini shortfall, capital allocations, and heavy-tailed risks

Edward Furman, Ruodu Wang and Ričardas Zitikis

Journal of Banking & Finance, 2017, vol. 83, issue C, 70-84

Abstract: We introduce and explore Gini-type measures of risk and variability, and develop the corresponding economic capital allocation rules. The new measures are coherent, additive for co-monotonic risks, convenient computationally, and require only finiteness of the mean. To elucidate our theoretical considerations, we derive closed-form expressions for several parametric families of distributions that are of interest in insurance and finance, and further apply our findings to a risk portfolio of a bancassurance company.

Keywords: Risk measure; Variability measure; Gini shortfall; Gini capital allocation; Choquet integral (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C6 G10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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