The tradeoff between social insurance and aggregate fluctuations

Taub, B. (1986) The tradeoff between social insurance and aggregate fluctuations. Information Economics and Policy, 2(4), pp. 259-276. (doi:10.1016/0167-6245(86)90003-X)

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Abstract

Government programs that insure individuals against idiosyncratic risks, such as unemployment insurance, attempt to offset shocks that are obscured by behavioral variables. The resultant moral hazard reduces the efficiency of the insurance. When this feature is examined in a dynamic setting, the variance and duration of aggregate income fluctuations may be intensified by insurance.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Taub, Professor Bart
Authors: Taub, B.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
Journal Name:Information Economics and Policy
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-6245

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