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Life insurer efficiency and state regulation: evidence of optimal firm behavior

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  • Steven Pottier

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Regulatory Economics.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 169-193

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:39:y:2011:i:2:p:169-193

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    Keywords: Life insurance; State regulation; Efficiency; D22; G22; L51;

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    1. Steven Pottier & David Sommer, 2002. "The Effectiveness of Public and Private Sector Summary Risk Measures in Predicting Insurer Insolvencies," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer, vol. 21(1), pages 101-116, February.
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    7. Berger, Allen N & Cummins, J David & Weiss, Mary A, 1997. "The Coexistence of Multiple Distribution Systems for Financial Services: The Case of Property-Liability Insurance," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 70(4), pages 515-46, October.
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    1. Jacob Bikker, 2012. "Performance of the life insurance industry under pressure: efficiency, competition and consolidation," DNB Working Papers 357, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.

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