Strauss, Jason David (2008): The financial leverage of Insurers subject to price regulation: evidence from Canada.
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The variation in the degree of price regulation in the property-liability insurance market in Canada varies across time and space, creating an opportunity to test a recurring theory in regulatory economics: that price regulated firms have higher levels of financial leverage. Using an instrumental variable for the stringency of price-regulation, this paper utilizes a panel data set of Canadian property-liability insurers over ten years of time, 1997-2006. The results support the theory but do not conclude on whether the increase in financial leverage is a strategic decision or a natural reaction to worsening business conditions brought-on by price-regulation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The financial leverage of Insurers subject to price regulation: evidence from Canada|
|Keywords:||Price Regulation, Insurance, Financial Leverage, Capital Structure, Bankruptcy|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G22 - Insurance; Insurance Companies
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G28 - Government Policy and Regulation
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G33 - Bankruptcy; Liquidation
|Depositing User:||Jason Strauss|
|Date Deposited:||01. Oct 2008 05:18|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 07:01|
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