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The relationship between insurance and economic growth in Europe: a theoretical and empirical analysis

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  • Peter Haiss

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  • Kjell Sümegi

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  • Peter Haiss & Kjell Sümegi, 2008. "The relationship between insurance and economic growth in Europe: a theoretical and empirical analysis," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 35(4), pages 405-431, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:35:y:2008:i:4:p:405-431
    DOI: 10.1007/s10663-008-9075-2
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    Keywords

    Insurance; Financial intermediation; Economic growth; Finance-growth nexus; E44; G22; O11; O16;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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