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An Examination of Life Insurers’ Risk Attitudes

Yaffa Machnes ()
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Yaffa Machnes: Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Frontiers in Finance and Economics, 2010, vol. 7, issue 2, 125-137

Abstract: This paper presents evidence of a significant positive relationship between the ratios of life insurance premiums quoted to smokers relative to the premiums quoted to non-smokers, and the financial strength of the insurance company. This suggests that life insurers reveal increasing relative risk aversion.

Keywords: risk aversion; life insurance; premium quotes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 D92 G2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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