Handbook of Insurance

ISBN-10: 0792378709

ISBN-13: 9780792378709

Edition: 2001

Authors: Georges Dionne

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In the 1970's, the research agenda in insurance was dominated by optimal insurance coverage, security design, and equilibrium under conditions of imperfect information. The 1980's saw a growth of theoretical developments including non-expected utility, price volatility, retention capacity, the pricing and design of insurance contracts in the presence of multiple risks, and the liability insurance crisis. The empirical study of information problems, financial derivatives, and large losses due to catastrophic events dominated the research agenda in the 1990's. The Handbook of Insurance provides a single reference source on insurance for professors, researchers, graduate students, regulators, consultants, and practitioners, that reviews the research developments in insurance and its related fields that have occurred over the last thirty years. The book starts with the history and foundations of insurance theory and moves on to review asymmetric information, risk management and insurance pricing, and the industrial organization of insurance markets. The book ends with life insurance, pensions, and economic security. Each chapter has been written by a leading authority in insurance, all contributions have been peer reviewed, and each chapter can be read independently of the others.
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Book details

List price: $298.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/31/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Contributing Authors
Referees
Preface
Introduction
History
Developments in Risk and Insurance Economics: the Past 25 Years
History of World insurance: A General View on Some Problems
Insurance Theory without Information Problems
Non-Expected Utility and the Robustness of the Classical Insurance Paradigm
Optimal Insurance Design: What Can We Do With and Without Expected Utility?
The Effects of Changes in Risk on Risk Taking: A Survey
The Theory of Insurance Demand
Asymmetric Information: Theory
Optimal Insurance under Moral Hazard
Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets
The Theory of Risk Classification
The Economics of Liability Insurance
Economic Analysis of Insurance Fraud
Asymmetric Information: Empirical Analysis
Econometric Models of Insurance under Asymmetric Information
The Empirical Measure of Information Problems with Emphasis on Insurance Fraud
Incentive Effects of Workers' Compensation: A Survey
Experience Rating Through Heterogeneous Models
Risk Management
Innovation in Corporate Risk Management: the Case of Catastrophe Risk
On Corporate Insurance
Financial Risk Management In the Insurance Industry
Financial Derivatives and Insurance
Linking Insurance and Mitigation to Manage Natural Disaster Risk
Insurance Pricing
Applications of Financial Pricing Models in Property-liability Insurance
Volatility and Underwriting Cycles
Industrial Organization of Insurance Markets
Organizational Forms Within the Insurance Industry: Theory and Evidence
Insurance Distribution Systems
The Retention Capacity of Insurance Markets in Developing Countries
Analyzing Firm Performance in the Insurance Industry Using Frontier Efficiency and Productivity Methods
Dealing with the Insurance Cusiness in the Economic Accounts
Life Insurance, Pensions and Economic Security
Developments in Pensions
Life Insurance
The Division of Labor Between Private and Social Insurance
Index
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