Verification theorems for models of optimal consumption and investment with annuitization

2019-11-27T11:59:24Z (GMT) by Seyoung Park
One can find it challenging to deal with verification theorems for optimal consumption and investment problems with annuitization. I pose a tractable framework to prove verification theorems for the problems. I revisit an annuitization model of Park (2015) and prove the verification theorem for the model. A key idea of the proof is the application of the variational inequality approach of Bensoussan and Lions (1982) to the annuitization problem solved by the suggested value function. Further, I obtain analytic comparative statics for the optimal consumption and investment strategies with annuitization.