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Regulatory Competition and Life Insurance Solvency Regulation

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The economic reasons for life insurance regulation have not been well developed in the finance literature. In this paper we discuss some justifications that have been advanced for regulation and argue that they are not persuasive. The most rigorous arguments in favor of the regulation of life insurance companies are as follows. First, regulation can prevent the adverse affects of information asymmetries in markets for illiquid contracts. Second, regulation can be used to ensure that insurers ...

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Publication date:
2007-01-01
URN:
uuid:a8f4c840-1fae-4cda-b10d-c571b30cfc71
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:1678

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