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Technischer Fortschritt und Produktivitätsveränderungen in der deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft

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  • Bernhard Mahlberg

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    (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

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The purpose of this study is to measure changes in efficiency and productivity over time in the German insurance industry. These are important impacts of the liberalization and opening of the German insurance market. With the aid of the Data Envelopment Analysis an efficiency frontier has been constructed which is used as a yardstick of productive efficiency. The efficiency and productivity change is measured by the Malmquist Productivity Index. As a result, the productivity has risen (around 12 percent) during the examined period. There has been a slight decline in efficiency and a moderate technical progress.

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Article provided by Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics in its journal Journal of Economics and Statistics.

Volume (Year): 220 (2000)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 565-591

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Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:220:y:2000:i:5:p:565-591

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Keywords: European integration; insurance; Data Envelopment Analysis; Malmquist-Productivity Index;

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Cited by:
  1. Mahlberg, Bernhard & Url, Thomas, 2010. "Single Market effects on productivity in the German insurance industry," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(7), pages 1540-1548, July.
  2. Jarraya, Bilel & Bouri, Abdelfettah, 2012. "Efficiency concept and investigations in insurance industry: A survey," MPRA Paper 53544, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.

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