Many reputable academic institutions worldwide have researched the various facets of the life settlement industry on topics including financial benefits to sellers, ethics and market dynamics. The research papers listed below provide a cross section of the subjects.
Empirical Investigation of Life Settlements: The Secondary Market for Life Insurance Policies, London Business School, Afonso V. Januário, Narayan Y. Naik, May 29, 2013
Life Settlements: Signposts to a Principal Asset Class, Wharton Financial Institution Centre, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Sam Rosenfeld, 2009
The Inversion of Morals in Markets: Death, Benefits, and the Exchange of Life Insurance Policies, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology, Sarah Quinn, 2008
The Secondary Market For Life Insurance Policies: Uncovering Life Insurance’s “Hidden” Value, Marquette Elder’s Advisor: Vol. 6: Iss, 1, Article 4, Neil A. Doherty, Brian A. O’Dea, Hal J. Singer, 2004