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Title: On the effects of changing mortality patterns on investment, labour and consumption under uncertainty
Authors: Ewald, Christian-Oliver
Zhang, Aihua
First Published: 8-Feb-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 2017, 73, pp. 105–115
Abstract: In this paper we extend the consumption-investment life cycle model for an uncertain-lived agent, proposed by Richard (1974), to allow for flexible labor supply. We further study the consumption, labor supply and portfolio decisions of an agent facing age-dependent mortality risk, as presented by UK actuarial life tables spanning the time period from 1951-2060 (including mortality forecasts). We find that historical changes in mortality produces significant changes in portfolio investment (more risk taking), labour (de- crease of hours) and consumption level (shift to higher level) contributing up to 5% to GDP growth during the period from 1980 until 2010.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2017.01.008
ISSN: 0167-6687
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
Description: JEL Subject Classi cation: G11; J11; J22; C61; 18 months embargo from publication
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