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How liquid are U.S. life insurance liabilities?


  • Robert McMenamin
  • Zain Mohey-Deen
  • Anna L. Paulson
  • Richard J. Rosen


This article describes the liquidity of various life insurance products and provides a measure that can be used to characterize the liquidity of the liabilities of the industry as a whole or of a particular firm.

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  • Robert McMenamin & Zain Mohey-Deen & Anna L. Paulson & Richard J. Rosen, 2012. "How liquid are U.S. life insurance liabilities?," Chicago Fed Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Sep.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhle:y:2012:i:sep:n:302

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