Advancement in Mortality Forecasting and Mortality/Longevity Risk Management

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 2162

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Centre for Actuarial Studies, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: mortality modelling and forecasting; mortality and longevity risk management; ageing and retirement; impact of climate change on insurance industry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advancements in modeling mortality/longevity risk have deepened our understanding of mortality dynamics and enhanced risk management practices in aging populations. Events like the COVID-19 pandemic have provided us with an opportunity to improve our understanding and management of extreme mortality risk. Exploring innovative capital market solutions is worthwhile as an alternative means to transfer longevity risks.

This Special Issue aims to compile recent breakthroughs in mortality modelling and forecasting, and longevity risk management, recognizing events like the COVID-19 pandemic as extreme mortality experiences. We invite papers presenting original research on related topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Innovative mortality modeling techniques;
  2. Mortality forecasting in single and multiple populations;
  3. Assessment of extreme mortality risk;
  4. Capital market solutions for longevity risk transfer;
  5. Cause-specific mortality modeling.

We anticipate your valuable contributions to enrich this discourse.

Dr. Han Li
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • mortality modelling and forecasting
  • longevity risk management
  • assessment of extreme mortality risk

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Two-Population Mortality Forecasting: An Approach Based on Model Averaging
by Luca De Mori, Pietro Millossovich, Rui Zhu and Steven Haberman
Risks 2024, 12(4), 60; https://doi.org/10.3390/risks12040060 - 27 Mar 2024
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The analysis of residual life expectancy evolution at retirement age holds great importance for life insurers and pension schemes. Over the last 30 years, numerous models for forecasting mortality have been introduced, and those that allow us to predict the mortality of two [...] Read more.
The analysis of residual life expectancy evolution at retirement age holds great importance for life insurers and pension schemes. Over the last 30 years, numerous models for forecasting mortality have been introduced, and those that allow us to predict the mortality of two or more related populations simultaneously are particularly important. Indeed, these models, in addition to improving the forecasting accuracy overall, enable evaluation of the basis risk in index-based longevity risk transfer deals. This paper implements and compares several model-averaging approaches in a two-population context. These approaches generate predictions for life expectancy and the Gini index by averaging the forecasts obtained using a set of two-population models. In order to evaluate the eventual gain of model-averaging approaches for mortality forecasting, we quantitatively compare their performance to that of the individual two-population models using a large sample of different countries and periods. The results show that, overall, model-averaging approaches are superior both in terms of mean absolute forecasting error and interval forecast accuracy. Full article
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Adding Shocks to a Prospective Mortality Model
by Frédéric Planchet and Guillaume Gautier de La Plaine
Risks 2024, 12(3), 57; https://doi.org/10.3390/risks12030057 - 20 Mar 2024
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This work proposes a simple model to take into account the annual volatility of the mortality level observed on the scale of a country like France in the construction of prospective mortality tables. By assigning a frailty factor to a basic hazard function, [...] Read more.
This work proposes a simple model to take into account the annual volatility of the mortality level observed on the scale of a country like France in the construction of prospective mortality tables. By assigning a frailty factor to a basic hazard function, we generalise the Lee–Carter model. The impact on prospective life expectancies and capital requirements in the context of a life annuity scheme is analysed in detail. Full article
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