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Macroprudential Objectives and Instruments for Insurance – An Initial Discussion


  • Casper Christophersen
  • Juan Zschiesche



This article seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate on the objectives of macroprudential policies and the interaction between micro- and macroprudential policy in insurance. We consider two channels through which the insurance sector could influence economic growth and link these considerations to the ongoing discussions on possible macroprudential concerns in the insurance sector. While we discuss some potential macroprudential objectives and instruments, they are put forward merely for discussion and illustration, and do not constitute, and should not be seen as, EIOPA policy proposals.

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  • Casper Christophersen & Juan Zschiesche, 2015. "Macroprudential Objectives and Instruments for Insurance – An Initial Discussion," EIOPA Financial Stability Report - Thematic Articles 5, EIOPA, Risks and Financial Stability Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:eio:thafsr:5

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    More about this item


    Insurance; macroprudential instruments; financial stability;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • E27 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications


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