# Consider a household that possesses \$100,000 worth of valuables (computers, stereo equipment, jewelry, and so forth). This household faces a 0.10 probability of a burglary. If a burglary were to occur, the household would have to spend \$20,000 to replace the stolen items. Suppose it can buy an insurance policy for \$500 that would fully reimburse it for the amount

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Consider a household that possesses \$100,000 worth of valuables (computers, stereo equipment, jewelry, and so forth). This household faces a 0.10 probability of a burglary. If a burglary were to occur, the household would have to spend \$20,000 to replace the stolen items. Suppose it can buy an insurance policy for \$500 that would fully reimburse it for the amount of the loss.
a) Should the household buy this insurance policy?
b) Should it buy the insurance policy if it cost \$1,500? \$3,000?
c) What is the most the household would be willing to pay for this insurance policy? How does your answer relate to the concept of risk premium discussed in the text?
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## Microeconomics

2nd edition

Authors: Douglas Bernheim, Michael Whinston

ISBN: 978-0073375854