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The research focuses on microeconometrics, labor economics and econometrics of ultra-high frequent financial data.

We offer theoretical and applied econometrics and statistics courses for Bachelor, Master and doctoral students in economics and mathematical finance.

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Seminar in empirical microeconomics - To Improve Is to Change? The Effects of Risk Rating 2.0 on Flood Insurance Demand

Time
Thursday, 11. July 2024
12:15 - 13:30

Location
F428

Organizer
Chair of Applied Microeconomics

Speaker:
Francesc Ortega (City University of New York)

The seminar will start 15 minutes later than usual

To Improve Is to Change? The Effects of Risk Rating 2.0 on Flood Insurance Demand

(joint work with Ivan Petkov)

Abstract: We present a theory of the demand for flood insurance and empirically analyze the effects of the adoption of Risk Rating 2.0, using individual insurance histories for all NFIP policies. The reform increased exit and reduced entry, both in the flood zone and its periphery. The reform had highly heterogeneous effects on insurance costs and triggered adjustments in coverage and deductibles. On average, RR2 increased costs for renewers outside of the flood zone but lowered them for renewers in the flood zone, resulting in an overall average increase. However, the reform reduced revenue and increased financial exposure to flood risk.

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