Mortality Leads and Lags
20 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 2017
Mortality risk varies geographically, especially in the Asia‐Pacific (APAC) region, where economic development is quite diverse. We present a newly collected data set on aggregate population mortality from 11 countries in APAC, which we rank based on their economic development. Using lead-lag analysis, we identify short‐term predictability in mortality risk across countries. Mortality improvements seem to appear faster in more developed than less developed countries. Such predictability is useful for longevity risk financing and in producing cross‐country mortality indices. We propose ways in which our results can benefit institutions manage their exposure in APAC mortality and longevity risk.
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