Benjamin Avanzi

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Associate Professor

UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

University of Montreal - Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Adjunct Professor

Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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Strategies for Dividend Distribution: A Review

North American Actuarial Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 217-251
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Benjamin Avanzi
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies
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Optimal Dividend strategies, de Finetti, Risk business, Ruin, Reinsurance

A Review of Modern Collective Risk Theory with Dividend Strategies

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2008ACTL09
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2015
Benjamin Avanzi
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies
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Optimal dividends, Dividend strategies, de Finetti, Risk business, Review, Skip-free upwards, Skip-free downwards, Maximization of dividends, Ruin, Reinsurance

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Real Options at the Interface of Finance and Operations: Exploiting Embedded Supply Chain Real Options to Gain Competitiveness

European Journal of Finance, 2013, Volume 19, Issue 7-8, pages 760-778
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2015
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management, University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics and University of Cyprus - Department of Public and Business Administration
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real options, supply chain strategy, supply chain risk

Modelling Dependence in Insurance Claims Processes with Lévy Copulas

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2011ACTL01
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Aug 2011
Benjamin Avanzi, Luke Cameron Cassar and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Lévy Copula, Dependence, Compound Poisson Process, Insurance, Real Data

Modelling Dependence in Insurance Claims Processes with Lévy Copulas

ASTIN Bulletin, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 575-609
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2012
Benjamin Avanzi, Luke Cameron Cassar and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Lévy Copula, Dependence, Compound Poisson Process, Insurance, Real Data

What is it That Makes the Swiss Annuitize? A Description of the Swiss Retirement System

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2009ACTL06
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 May 2009 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2010
Benjamin Avanzi
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies
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annuity puzzle, pensions, Switzerland

What is it that Makes the Swiss Annuitise? A Description of the Swiss Retirement System

Australian Actuarial Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 135-162
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2011
Benjamin Avanzi
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies
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annuity puzzle, pensions, Switzerland

On a Mean Reverting Dividend Strategy with Brownian Motion

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2009ACTL12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2009
Benjamin Avanzi and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Dividends, Brownian motion, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, Mean reverting

On a Mean Reverting Dividend Strategy with Brownian Motion

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 229-238
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 13 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 17 May 2012
Benjamin Avanzi and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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dividends, Brownian motion, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, mean reverting

Optimal Dividends and Capital Injections in the Dual Model with Diffusion

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2010ACTL15
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Nov 2010
Benjamin Avanzi, Jonathan Shen and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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dual model, diffusion, dividends, capital injections, HJB equation

Optimal Dividends and Capital Injections in the Dual Model with Diffusion

ASTIN Bulletin, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 611-644
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2012
Benjamin Avanzi, Jonathan Shen and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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dual model, diffusion, dividends, capital injections, HJB equation

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Optimal Sourcing and Lead-Time Reduction under Evolutionary Demand Risk

Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2015
University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, University of Cyprus - Department of Public and Business Administration and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies
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lead-time reduction, forecast evolution, real options, supply-chain risk

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Optimal Dividends in the Dual Model with Diffusion

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2008ACTL10
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Benjamin Avanzi and Hans Ulrich Gerber
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and University of Lausanne
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Optimal dividends, Barrier strategies, Dual model, Smooth pasting condition, Jump-diffusion, Laplace transforms

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On a Generalization of the World Bank Model of Retirement Savings: A Taxonomy of Systems with Two Cross-Subsidized Tiers

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2009ACTL09
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2012
Benjamin Avanzi and Sachi Purcal
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and Macquarie University - Department of Actuarial Studies
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retirement savings, pensions, regulation, Switzerland, annuitization

On a Periodic Dividend Barrier Strategy in the Dual Model with Continuous Monitoring of Solvency

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2012ACTL07
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jul 2012
Benjamin Avanzi, Eric Cheung, Bernard Wong and Jae-Kyung Woo
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, The University of Hong Kong - Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and The University of Hong Kong - Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
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dual model, barrier strategy, erlangization, dividends, ruin

On a Periodic Dividend Barrier Strategy in the Dual Model with Continuous Monitoring of Solvency

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Volume 52, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 98–113,
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2015
Benjamin Avanzi, Eric Cheung, Bernard Wong and Jae-Kyung Woo
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, The University of Hong Kong - Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and The University of Hong Kong - Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
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dual model, barrier strategy, erlangization, dividends, ruin

On Optimal Periodic Dividend Strategies in the Dual Model with Diffusion

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2013ACTL17
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Sep 2013
Benjamin Avanzi, Vincent Tu and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Optimal dividends, Dual model, Stochastic Control, Periodic barrier

On Optimal Periodic Dividend Strategies in the Dual Model with Diffusion

Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Vol. 55C (2014), pp. 210-224
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2015
Benjamin Avanzi, Vincent Tu and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Optimal dividends, Dual model, Stochastic Control, Periodic barrier

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Correlations between Insurance Lines of Business: An Illusion or a Real Phenomenon? Some Methodological Considerations

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015ACTL11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2016
Benjamin Avanzi, Greg Taylor and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Actuarial Models, Dependence, Capital margin, Correlation, Real data, Reserving, Risk margin

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Capturing Non-Exchangeable Dependence in Multivariate Loss Processes with Nested Archimedean Lévy Copulas

Forthcoming in Annals of Actuarial Science (2015) , UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2014ACTL05
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2015
Benjamin Avanzi, Jamie Tao, Bernard Wong and Xinda Yang
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, Westpac Bank, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Actuarial Studies
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Lévy copula, Exchangeability, Dependence, Nested copulas, Insurance claims

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On the Interface between Optimal Periodic and Continuous Dividend Strategies in the Presence of Transaction Costs

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015ACTL10
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 19 May 2015
Benjamin Avanzi, Vincent Tu and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Brownian motion, Stochastic control, Dividends, Hybrid strategies, Barrier strategies, Transaction costs

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Annuitisation and Cross-Subsidies in a Two-Tiered Retirement Saving System

Annals of Actuarial Science, Volume 8, Issue 02, September 2014, pp 234-252
Posted: 05 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2015
Benjamin Avanzi and Sachi Purcal
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and Macquarie University - Department of Actuarial Studies

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retirement savings, pensions, regulation, annuitisation

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Is Gamma Frailty a Good Model? Evidence from Canadian Pension Funds

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015ACTL15
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Aug 2015
Benjamin Avanzi, Claudia Gagné and Vincent Tu
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of Montreal - Department of Mathematics and Statistics and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Gamma frailty, Stochastic mortality, Empirical study, Real data

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Optimal Dividends Under Erlang(2) Inter-Dividend Decision Times

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2017ACTL02
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jul 2017
Benjamin Avanzi, Vincent Tu and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Brownian motion, Stochastic control, Dividends, Periodic strategies, Barrier strategies, Erlangisation

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Common Shock Models for Claim Arrays

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016ACTL07
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Dec 2016
Benjamin Avanzi, Greg Taylor and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Cell-wise dependency, Claim array, Claim dependency, Claim triangle, Column-wise dependency, Common shock, Diagonal-wise dependency, Heuristic estimation, Row-wise dependency

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On the Distribution of the Excedents of Funds with Assets and Liabilities in Presence of Solvency and Recovery Requirements

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016ACTL03
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2016
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, University of Copenhagen and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Optimal dividends, Funding ratio, Stochastic Control, Regulation, Solvency, Recovery requirements

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On Optimal Joint Reflective and Refractive Dividend Strategies in Spectrally Positive Lévy Processes

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016ACTL05
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Jul 2016
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas (CIMAT) - Department of Probability and Statistics, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and Kansai University - Department of Mathematics
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Surplus models, Optimal dividends, Threshold strategy, Barrier strategy, Transaction costs

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Stochastic Loss Reserving with Dependence: A Flexible Multivariate Tweedie Approach

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2016ACTL01
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2016
Benjamin Avanzi, Greg Taylor, Phuong Anh Vu and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School - School of Risk and Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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Stochastic Loss Reserving, Dependence, Multivariate Tweedie Distribution, Common Shock, Bayesian Estimation

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A Micro-Level Claim Count Model with Overdispersion and Reporting Delays

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015ACTL25
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jan 2016
Benjamin Avanzi, Bernard Wong and Xinda Yang
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Actuarial Studies
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Cox process, Shot noise, Insurance claims counts, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Filtering

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A Note on Realistic Dividends in Actuarial Surplus Models

UNSW Business School Research Paper No. 2015ACTL20
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2016
Benjamin Avanzi, Vincent Tu and Bernard Wong
UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk & Actuarial Studies
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surplus models, dividends, de Finetti, corporate finance

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Rethinking Lead Time Reduction Investment: A Real Options Perspective

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2008ACTL16
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Nov 2008
Suzanne de Treville, Lenos Trigeorgis and Benjamin Avanzi
University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Cyprus - Department of Public and Business Administration and UNSW Australia Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies
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flexible manufacturing systems, real options analysis, manufacturing lead time, supply chain design, supply chain decision structure