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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Law-invariant functionals that collapse to the mean
Organization Unit
  • Fabio Bellini
  • Pablo Koch Medina
  • Cosimo Munari
  • Gregor Svindland
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Insurance: Mathematics and Economics
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0167-6687
Volume 98
Page Range 83 - 91
Date 2021
Abstract Text We discuss when law-invariant convex functionals "collapse to the mean". More precisely, we show that, in a large class of spaces of random variables and under mild semicontinuity assumptions, the expectation functional is, up to an affine transformation, the only law-invariant convex functional that is linear along the direction of a nonconstant random variable with nonzero expectation. This extends results obtained in the literature in a bounded setting and under additional assumptions on the functionals. We illustrate the implications of our general results for pricing rules and risk measures.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2021.03.002
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