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Do bad risks know it? Experimental evidence on optimism and adverse selection

By Marta Coelho and David de Meza


Subjects who overestimate their performance in experimental tasks unrelated to travel are less willing to insure against failing in the task and also less inclined to buy travel insurance. This suggests intrinsic optimism influences insurance demand and diminishes adverse selectio

Topics: HG Finance
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.10.012
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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