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Insurance market density and economic growth in Eurozone countries: the granger causality approach
R.P. Pradhan, , R.P. Maradana, M. Jayakumar, K. Gaurav
Published in SpringerOpen
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Background: This study examines the relationship between insurance market density (IMD) and economic growth. Methods: We employed Granger causality technique in 19 Eurozone countries for the period 1980-2014. We use three different indicators of IMD, namely life insurance density, non-life insurance density, and total insurance density. We particularly emphasize on whether Granger causality runs between IMD and economic growth both ways, one way, or not at all. Results: Our empirical result recognizes the presence of both unidirectional and bidirectional causality between insurance market density and economic growth. However, these results are mostly non-uniform across Eurozone countries. Conclusions: This study holds important policy implications- economic policies should recognize the differences in the insurance market density and economic growth in order to maintain sustainable economic growth in the Eurozone. © 2017, The Author(s).
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