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Regulatory regimes and multinational insurers before 1914
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2008 (English)In: Business history review, ISSN 0007-6805, Vol. 82, no 1, 59-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

At the end of the twentieth century, the global diffusion of one important financial service, insurance, was encouraged by deregulation, but it also encountered difficulties where deregulation remained incomplete and where there were many nonregulatory barriers to entry. International insurance was already well developed before 1914. The growth in the global insurance trade, however, occurred against a background of increasing national regulation and fiscal burdens in many countries, making international business affordable only for the largest companies with the deepest reserves. This paper offers some preliminary estimates of the extent of the international insurance trade during the half-century before the First World War, and assesses the impact of national regulatory regimes and nonregulatory factors on the development of this business. The analysis is placed within the framework of modern theories of regulation and multinational enterprise.

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2008. Vol. 82, no 1, 59-86 p.
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141258ISI: 000256105600003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141258DiVA: diva2:385358
Available from: 2011-01-11 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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