What is it about?
We study longevity risk (the risk of living longer than expected) in several Asia-Pacific countries. We split longevity risk into a component affecting several countries together, and another country-specific component. We then show that for some pairs of countries in the Asia-Pacific the country-specific component moves in the opposite direction. Hence countries can benefit from hedging by trading their country-specific component.
Why is it important?
The article using a new dataset and it identifies pairs of countries that have negatively correlated country-specific longevity risk. The article is important because it proposes a partial solution to decreasing exposure to longevity risk across countries.
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