|Title: ||The Effect of Microinsurance on Insurance Market: Evidence from Taiwan|
Ho, Shirley J.
|Issue Date: ||2021-01-19 11:43:56 (UTC+8)|
|Abstract: ||Microinsurance is one of the fastest growing new markets for the billions at the bottom of the financial pyramid – low-income customers previously precluded from traditional insurance. Will insurers really benefit from serving a larger amount of customers? This paper attempts to provide answers by examining the performance of life insurers in Taiwan. Our results show that microinsurance dummy variables are negatively related to efficiency scores and premium income in both OLS and Tobit models. Providing microinsurance products will increase competition between micro and traditional insurance products and reduce market demand for traditional insurance. The efficiency and premium income of traditional insurers will decrease if the price of microinsurance is regulated at marginal cost.|
|Relation: ||The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, 46, 130-145|
|Data Type: ||article|
|Appears in Collections:||[Department of Economics] Periodical Articles|