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From insurance to investments: financialisation and the supply side of life insurance and annuities in the USA (1970–2006)

Peter Wissoker.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; History of Financial Markets and Institutions; Economics; Insurance. 8988 words.

The paper describes the supply side of the annuity products and hybrid investment/life insurance policies that were developed and sold by US life insurers from the 1970s onward, including...

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How Do Retirees Value Life Annuities? Evidence from Public Employees

John Chalmers and Jonathan Reuter.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics; Insurance. 16734 words.

Because life annuities can increase the level and decrease the volatility of lifetime consumption, economists have long been puzzled by the low demand for life annuities. One potential...

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Revisiting the Risk-Neutral Approach to Optimal Policyholder Behavior: A Study of Withdrawal Guarantees in Variable Annuities

Thorsten Moenig and Daniel Bauer.

in Review of Finance

March 2016; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Insurance; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling. 15217 words.

Policyholder exercise behavior presents an important risk factor for pricing Variable Annuities. However, approaches presented in the literature—building on value-maximizing strategies akin...

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