Propitious Selection

… a core term used in Economic Analysis and Atlas102


David Hemenway (reference below) defines propitious selection as occurring when risk-avoiding personalities both take physical precautions and buy financial security (insurance).

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Asymmetric Information, Signaling, and Game Theory (core topic) in Economic Analysis and Atlas102 Economic Analysis.


David Hemenway (1992), Propitious Selection in Insurance, Journal of Risk and Security, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 247-251, abstract at, accessed 10 May 2016.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 10 May 2016.