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Equilibrium in the Insurance Industry: Price and Probability of Insolvency

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  • Strauss, Jason

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The goal of this essay is to show an insurance market equilibrium defined by an insurance product price and a probability of insolvency for the insurer(s).

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  • Strauss, Jason, 2007. "Equilibrium in the Insurance Industry: Price and Probability of Insolvency," MPRA Paper 11015, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11015
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    Keywords

    insurance; insurance markets; insolvency; bankruptcy;

    JEL classification:

    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation

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