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Federal Reinsurance for Terrorism Risk and Its Effects on the Budget: Working Paper 2020-04

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  • Perry Beider
  • David Torregrosa

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This paper describes CBO's methods for estimating the costs of the federal terrorism risk insurance program. It also discusses how estimates of the program's budgetary effects would differ if they were produced using accrual-based measures rather than cash-based measures.

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  • Perry Beider & David Torregrosa, 2020. "Federal Reinsurance for Terrorism Risk and Its Effects on the Budget: Working Paper 2020-04," Working Papers 56420, Congressional Budget Office.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbo:wpaper:56420
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    3. Congressional Budget Office, 2015. "Federal Reinsurance for Terrorism Risk: An Update," Reports 49866, Congressional Budget Office.
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    JEL classification:

    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General

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