Determinants of the Performance of Insurance Companies in Tunisia
This article aims to study the determinants of performance of Tunisian insurance companies for the period from 2002 to 2018 using the panel data method. The variables used are microeconomic and macroeconomic. Our results conclude that the determinants of the performance of Tunisian insurance companies are the capital structure, solvency, risk capital management, premium growth, volume of capital, age of the firm and financial investments.
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