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Control of the Australian life insurance industry: an example of regulatory externalities within the Australian financial sector 1870-1945

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Monica KeneleyMonica Keneley
The regulatory environment in which the Australian life insurance
industry operates has its antecedents in the two major periods legislative
intervention. The first occurring in the 1870s established the principle of
'freedom with disclosure' which has formed the basis of the regulatory
approach since. The second in the 1940s refined the concept in the context
of a general recognition of an interventionist approach to financial markets.
It is argued that regulation of the life insurance market in Australia came
about not in response to problems associated with market failure but in
reaction to external influences not directly related conditions in the
Australian life insurance industry. This has impacted on not only the timing
of intervention but the approach taken.

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Series

School Working Paper - Economics Series ; SWP 2003/09

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1 - 30

Publisher

Deakin University, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Place of publication

Geelong, Vic.

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Copyright notice

2003, The Authors

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