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March 2004An Empirical Analysis of the Economic Impact of Federal Terrorism Reinsurance
with Jeffrey R. Brown, Christopher M. Lewis, Ran Wei: w10388
This paper examines the role of the federal government in the market for terrorism reinsurance. We investigate the stock price response of affected industries to a sequence of thirteen events culminating in the enactment of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002. In the industries most likely to be affected by TRIA banking, construction, insurance, real estate investment trusts, transportation, and public utilities the stock price effect was primarily negative. The Act was at best value-neutral for property-casualty insurers because it eliminated the option not to offer terrorism insurance. The negative response of the other industries may be attributable to the Act's impeding more efficient private market solutions, failing to address nuclear, chemical, and biological hazar...

Published: Brown, Jeffrey R. & Cummins, J. David & Lewis, Christopher M. & Wei, Ran, 2004. "An empirical analysis of the economic impact of federal terrorism reinsurance," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(5), pages 861-898, July. citation courtesy of

January 1999Pricing Excess-of-Loss Reinsurance Contracts against Cat as trophic Loss
with Christopher Lewis, Richard Phillips
in The Financing of Catastrophe Risk, Kenneth A. Froot, editor
February 1975Federal Financial Exposure to Natural Catastrophe Risk
with Michael Suher, George Zanjani
in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk, Deborah Lucas, editor

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