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dc.contributor.authorEckardt, Martinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-08T07:47:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-08T07:47:38Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39746-
dc.description.abstractInsurance intermediation services are information services which exhibit strong information asymmetries. We empirically analyze whether signaling works in the German market for insurance intermediation services. For this a signal must increase service quality and be easily identifiable by consumers so that it pays for intermediaries to spend the related costs. By using OLS and logit estimations we test whether intermediary type, reputational activities and a variety of signaling instruments work as credible signals. Our findings confirm the main hypotheses derived from signaling theory as to the poor working of market forces in markets for information services. Accordingly, public policy regulation is necessary to mitigate the resulting problems.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniv., Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss. Fak. |cRostocken_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aThünen-series of applied economic theory |x77en_US
dc.subject.jelD82en_US
dc.subject.jelG22en_US
dc.subject.jelL15en_US
dc.subject.jelL86en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsignalingen_US
dc.subject.keywordinsurance intermediationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinformation servicesen_US
dc.subject.stwVersicherungsvermittlungen_US
dc.subject.stwAsymmetrische Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwSignallingen_US
dc.subject.stwDienstleistungsqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleDoes signaling work in markets for information services? An empirical investigation for insurance intermediaries in Germanyen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn610621645en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:roswps:77-

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