The Impact of the European Union Insurance Directives on Insurance Company Stocks

dc.contributor.author Campbell, Cynthia
dc.contributor.author Goldberg, Lawrence
dc.contributor.author Campbell, Cynthia
dc.contributor.author Rai, Anoop
dc.contributor.department Finance
dc.date 2018-02-13T13:12:44.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:58:02Z
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dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2003
dc.date.embargo 2013-08-05
dc.date.issued 2003-03-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This article examines the impact of the passage of the Second and Third Life and Non-Life European Insurance Directives on insurance firms located in 14 European Union countries, Norway, and Switzerland. The third directives have a wealth effect on the European insurance market, while the second directives do not. The Third Life Directive resulted in a wealth increase for the European insurance market, while the Third Non-Life Directive had a modest negative wealth effect. The wealth effects differ at both the country and firm level. The directives have differential impacts on firms depending on the firms’ characteristics and those of the market they operated in prior to the directives. Regression results indicate that the second directives have impacted firms in protected markets negatively, especially those with higher debt and higher returns on assets. At the time of the third directives, insurance firms benefited, even those in previously protected markets, indicating that firms may have positioned themselves in preparation for the liberalization of the laws.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a preprint of an article published in <em>The Journal of Risk and Insurance</em> 70, no. 1 (2003): 125–167, doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1539-6975.00052" target="_blank">10.1111/1539-6975.00052</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1111/1539-6975.00052
dc.subject.disciplines Finance and Financial Management
dc.title The Impact of the European Union Insurance Directives on Insurance Company Stocks
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