The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance
NBER Working Paper No. 24182
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A.M. Best Company, Morningstar, and the NAIC own the copyright to their respective data, which we use with permission under their license agreements with Princeton University. This paper is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation grant 1727049 and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. We thank Adam Xu and Zhen Ye for assistance on constructing data from Morningstar Annuity Intelligence. We thank Don Noh, Jihong Song, and Haiyue Yu for proofreading. For comments and discussions, we thank Naoki Aizawa, Mark Flannery, Victoria Ivashina, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Emanuel Mönch, Borghan Narajabad, Theo Nijman, Anna Paulson, Richard Rosen, and Donghwa Shin. We also thank seminar participants at Boston University; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Federal Reserve Board; Michigan State University; NYU; Ohio State University; Princeton University; Temple University; UC Berkeley; UCLA; University of Chicago; University of Cincinnati; University of Delaware; University of Maryland; University of Michigan; University of Nebraska; UNC; University of South Carolina; UT Austin; UVA; Derivatives and Volatility 2017: The State of the Art; 2017 DNB/Riksbank Macroprudential Conference; 2017 SITEWorkshop on Financial Regulation; 2017 NBER Conference on Financial Market Regulation; 2017 ICPM-Netspar Discussion Forum; 2017 IMF Conference on Monetary, Financial, and Prudential Policy Interactions in the Post-CrisisWorld; 2017 NBER Insurance Meeting; and 2018 Macroeconomics of Pensions and Retirement Financing Conference. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.