Année : 2014

The Collateral Risk of ETFs

Mardi | 2014-11-04 Sully 5 – 16h-17h20 Christophe HURLIN – Grégoire ISELI – Christophe PERIGNON – Stanley C.H. YEUNG As most Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) engage in securities lending or are based on total return swaps, they expose their investors to counter party risk. To mitigate the funds’ exposure, their counterparties must pledge collateral. In this […]

Optimal Lottery

Mardi | 2014-10-21 Sully 5, 16h00-17h20 Charles DENNERY – Alexis DIRER This article proposes an equilibrium approach to lottery markets in which a firm designs an optimal lottery to rank-dependent expected utility (RDU) consumers. We show that a fi nite number of prizes cannot be optimal, unless implausible utility and probability weighting functions are assumed. […]

Ambiguous Life Expectancy and the Demand for Annuities

Mardi | 2014-10-14 Sully 5, 16h00-17h20 Emmanuel THIBAULT – Hippolyte D’ALBIS In this paper, ambiguity aversion to uncertain survival probabilities is introduced in a life-cycle model with a bequest motive to study the optimal demand for annuities. Provided that annuities return is sufficiently large, and notably when it is fair, positive annuitization is known to […]

A microsimulation framework for projecting public pensions’ sustainability. Simulating labour-market transitions and contribution years in Argentina

Mardi | 2014-09-30 Sully 5, 16h00-17h20 Leonardo Eric CALCAGNO Using a standard microsimulation framework, this paper intends to draw perspectives on Argentina’s pension system from a household-level quaterly survey data, the EPH. After describing the country’s current public Pay-As-You-Go pension system, this paper uses the country’s household survey’s labour market related data to describe and […]

Spatial Dependence in the Persistence of Segregation and Poverty in the U.S. Urban South: the Houston case-study

Mardi | 2014-09-23 Sully 5, 16h00-17h20 Jean-Marc ZANINETTI – Craig E. COLTEN Concentrated poverty in highly segregated neighborhoods within U.S. metropolitan areas is a long debated academic issue. Studied in isolation, the usual statistical indicators may fail to locate accurately the most distressed neighborhoods and assess the exact relationship between places, race and poverty. This […]