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Project Citation: 

Boyer, Martin, De Donder, Philippe, Fluet, Claude Denys, Leroux, Marie-Louise, and Michaud, Pierre-Carl. Data and Code for: Long-Term Care Insurance: Information Frictions and Selection. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2020. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2020-07-23.

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This paper conducts a stated-choice experiment where respondents are asked to rate various insurance products aimed to protect against financial risks associated with long-term care needs. Using exogenous variation in prices from the survey design and individual cost estimates, these stated-choice probabilities are used to predict market equilibrium for long-term care insurance. Our results are twofold. First, information frictions are pervasive. Second, measuring the welfare losses associated with frictions in a framework that also allows for selection, it is found that information frictions reduce equilibrium take-up and lead to large welfare losses while selection plays little role.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources SSHRC (435- 2016-1109); ANR (ANR-17-EURE-0010)

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      D82 Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
      I13 Health Insurance, Public and Private
      J14 Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-labor Market Discrimination
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