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Components of Insurance Firm Value and the Present Value of Liabilities

  • David F. Babbel

In this paper, we discuss the relation between the market value of insurance company owners' equity and various components that contribute to that value. The effect of firm insolvency risk on each component of value is discussed in turn. One natural consequence of this analysis is a conceptual framework for estimating the value of insurance liabilities.

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Paper provided by Wharton School Center for Financial Institutions, University of Pennsylvania in its series Center for Financial Institutions Working Papers with number 98-18.

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Date of creation: Jul 1998
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Handle: RePEc:wop:pennin:98-18
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