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Die Katastrophen-Versicherung in Spanien

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  • Thomas VON UNGERN-STERNBERG

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This paper studies the state building insurance monopoly in Spain, the Consorcio the Compensacion de Seguros. It is shown that, just like its Swiss counterparts, the Consorcio operates with exceptionally low transactions costs. Furthermore it allows the supply of a very low cost insurance cover in a domain, where competition would usually lead to market failure due to problems of adverse selection. The existence of the Consorcio is in contradiction with the 3rd EU guidelines on the insurance market, however Spain managed to get an exemption.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 9716.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Nov 1997
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Publication status: Published in Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg, Gebäudeversicherung in Europa - Die Grenzen des Wettbewerbs, Haupt Verlag, 2002, pp. 63-86
Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:9716

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Keywords: catastrophe insurance; state monopoly; adverse selection; Spain; EU-legislation;

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  1. Thomas VON UNGERN-STERNBERG, 1995. "Kritische Überlegungen zu dem Gutachten von Professor Schips über die kantonalen Gebäudeversicherungsmonopole," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) 9502, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
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  1. Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg, 2001. "Die Vorteile des Staatsmonopols in der Gebäudeversicherung: Erfahrungen aus Deutschland und der Schweiz," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 2(1), pages 31-44, 02.

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