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Title The financing of catastrophe risk / edited by Kenneth A. Froot
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  368.12 Fro/Foc  AVAILABLE
Description x, 477 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series A National Bureau of Economic Research project report
National Bureau of Economic Research project report.
Contents Introduction / Kenneth A. Froot -- 1. Insurer Demand for Catastrophe Reinsurance / Anne Gron -- Comment / Steven F. Goldberg -- Comment / Raghuram Rajan -- 2. Alternative Means of Redistributing Catastrophic Risk in a National Risk-Management System / Christopher M. Lewis and Kevin C. Murdock -- Comment / Peter Diamond -- Comment / Paolo M. Pellegrini -- 3. Pricing Excess-of-Loss Reinsurance Contracts against Catastrophic Loss / J. David Cummins, Christopher M. Lewis and Richard D. Phillips -- Comment / Sanjiv Ranjan Das -- Comment / James A. Tilley -- 4. Challenges Facing the Insurance Industry in Managing Catastrophic Risks / Paul R. Kleindorfer and Howard C. Kunreuther -- Comment / James R. Garven -- Comment / Dwight Jaffee -- 5. The Pricing of U.S. Catastrophe Reinsurance / Kenneth A. Froot and Paul G. J. O'Connell -- Comment / Jeremy C. Stein -- 6. Reinsurance for Catastrophes and Cataclysms / David M. Cutler and Richard J. Zeckhauser -- Comment / John H. Cochrane
7. The Influence of Income Tax Rules on Insurance Reserves / David F. Bradford and Kyle D. Logue -- Comment / Ross J. Davidson, Jr. -- Comment / James R. Hines, Jr. -- 8. Courting Disaster? The Transformation of Federal Disaster Policy since 1803 / David A. Moss -- Comment / Clement S. Dwyer, Jr. -- Comment / R. Glenn Hubbard -- 9. The Moral Hazard of Insuring the Insurers / James G. Bohn and Brian J. Hall -- Comment / Christopher M. McGhee -- Comment / David Scharfstein -- 10. Index Hedge Performance: Insurer Market Penetration and Basis Risk / John A. Major -- Comment / Andre F. Perold -- 11. Panel Discussions
Notes A collection of papers written for this volume and for the conference, "The Financing of Property Casualty Risks," organized by the editor under the auspices of the National Bureau of Economic Research and its Insurance Program
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Disaster insurance -- United States.
Author Froot, Kenneth.
National Bureau of Economic Research.
LC no. 98031580
ISBN 0226266230 (alk. paper)