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Title Handbook of insurance / Georges Dionne, editor
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 1126 pages) : illustrations
Contents Developments in Risk and Insurance Economics: The Past 40 Years / Henri Loubergé -- Higher-Order Risk Attitudes / Louis Eeckhoudt and Harris Schlesinger -- Non-Expected Utility and the Robustness of the Classical Insurance Paradigm / Mark J. Machina -- The Economics of Optimal Insurance Design / Christian Gollier -- The Effects of Changes in Risk on Risk Taking: A Survey / Louis Eeckhoudt and Christian Gollier -- Risk Measures and Dependence Modeling / Paul Embrechts and Marius Hofert -- The Theory of Insurance Demand / Harris Schlesinger -- Prevention and Precaution / Christophe Courbage, Béatrice Rey and Nicolas Treich -- Optimal Insurance Contracts Under Moral Hazard / Ralph A. Winter -- Adverse Selection in Insurance Contracting / Georges Dionne, Nathalie Fombaron and Neil Doherty -- The Theory of Risk Classification / Keith J. Crocker and Arthur Snow
The Economics of Liability Insurance / Jan M. Ambrose, Anne M. Carroll and Laureen Regan -- Economic Analysis of Insurance Fraud / Pierre Picard -- Asymmetric Information in Insurance Markets: Predictions and Tests / Pierre-André Chiappori and Bernard Salanié -- The Empirical Measure of Information Problems with Emphasis on Insurance Fraud and Dynamic Data / Georges Dionne -- Workers' Compensation: Occupational Injury Insurance's Influence on the Workplace / Richard J. Butler, Harold H. Gardner and Nathan L. Kleinman -- Experience Rating in Nonlife Insurance / Jean Pinquet -- On the Demand for Corporate Insurance: Creating Value / Richard MacMinn and James Garven -- Managing Catastrophic Risks Through Redesigned Insurance: Challenges and Opportunities / Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan -- Innovations in Insurance Markets: Hybrid and Securitized Risk-Transfer Solutions / J. David Cummins and Pauline Barrieu
Risk Sharing and Pricing in the Reinsurance Market / Carole Bernard -- Financial Pricing of Insurance / Daniel Bauer, Richard D. Phillips and George H. Zanjani -- Insurance Price Volatility and Underwriting Cycles / Scott E. Harrington, Greg Niehaus and Tong Yu -- On the Choice of Organizational Form: Theory and Evidence from the Insurance Industry / David Mayers and Clifford W. Smith -- Insurance Distribution / James I. Hilliard, Laureen Regan and Sharon Tennyson -- Corporate Governance in the Insurance Industry: A Synthesis / Narjess Boubakri -- Systemic Risk and the Insurance Industry / J. David Cummins and Mary A. Weiss -- Analyzing Firm Performance in the Insurance Industry Using Frontier Efficiency and Productivity Methods / J. David Cummins and Mary A. Weiss
Capital Allocation and Its Discontents / Daniel Bauer and George H. Zanjani -- Capital and Risks Interrelationships in the Life and Health Insurance Industries: Theories and Applications / Etti G. Baranoff, Thomas W. Sager and Bo Shi -- Insurance Market Regulation: Catastrophe Risk, Competition, and Systemic Risk / Robert W. Klein -- Insurance Markets in Developing Countries: Economic Importance and Retention Capacity / Jean-François Outreville -- Health Insurance in the United States / Michael A. Morrisey -- Longevity Risk and Hedging Solutions / Guy Coughlan, David Blake, Richard MacMinn, Andrew J.G. Cairns and Kevin Dowd -- Long-Term Care Insurance / Thomas Davidoff -- New Life Insurance Financial Products / Nadine Gatzert and Hato Schmeiser -- The Division of Labor Between Private and Social Insurance / Peter Zweifel
Summary This new edition of the Handbook of Insurance reviews the last forty years of research developments in insurance and its related fields. A single reference source for professors, researchers, graduate students, regulators, consultants and practitioners, the book starts with the history and foundations of risk and insurance theory, followed by a review of prevention and precaution, asymmetric information, risk management, insurance pricing, new financial innovations, reinsurance, corporate governance, capital allocation, securitization, systemic risk, insurance regulation, the industrial organization of insurance markets and other insurance market applications. It ends with health insurance, longevity risk, long-term care insurance, life insurance financial products and social insurance. This second version of the Handbook contains 15 new chapters. Each of the 37 chapters has been written by leading authorities in risk and insurance research, all contributions have been peer reviewed, and each chapter can be read independently of the others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Insurance -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Dionne, Georges, editor
ISBN 9781461401551 (electronic bk.)
1461401550 (electronic bk.)