Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security

Handbook of International Insurance

Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies

Editors: Cummins, J. David, Venard, Bertrand (Eds.)

  • The first book in the market about the topic (regulation and reinsurance)
  • Includes chapters written by scholars and practitioners in the major insurance markets worldwide, including Europe, the Americas and Asia
  • Provides important 'new' information on the evolution of the financial sector worldwide
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THE HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE

Gordon Stewart, President, Insurance Information Institute, New York, USA

"The globalization of insurance markets means that understanding both international developments and local trends around the world is now fundamental for insurance executives coping with today’s complex and competitive environment.  By providing such a comprehensive picture of the world’s insurance markets, this unique and necessary book becomes an essential tool for anyone seeking to operate wisely and successfully.

Richard D. Phillips, Professor and Chairman, Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

"Comprehensive surveys, written by international experts, provide in depth descriptions and discuss recent developments of the world’s major insurance markets.  Each chapter contains essential insights for insurance executives and academic researchers interested in risk management and the globalization of insurance markets."

Patrick Liedtke, Secretary General and Managing Director, the Geneva Association, Switzerland

"This book depicts in an outstanding way the dichotomy of the insurance world today, which is still torn between global approaches and local solutions. Both insurance professionals and academics will profit enormously from its intelligent insights."

Raimond Maurer, Professor, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

"In today's high competition environment, the understanding of international insurance markets is crucial to sustain an insurance company’s competitive advantage. This book makes a major contribution to that understanding."

 Edited by:

J. David Cummins, Harry J. Loman Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Bertrand Venard, Professor of Management, Audencia. Nantes School of

Management, France

About the authors

J. David Cummins-Harry J. Loman Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, July 1983 - present

Executive Director, S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education

July 1988 - present

Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, September 2000-August 2001.

Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2002-2003.

Metzler Chair, University of Frankfurt, Germany, summer 2000.

Associate Editor, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 1998-present.

Fellow, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, 1996-present.

Editor, Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security

(series of scholarly books published by Kluwer Academic Publishers)  etc.

Bertrand Venard-

2003 to 2005

Visiting Research Fellow, Wharton Business School, USA (see below for details).

2002 - now

Professor of Management, AUDENCIA, Nantes School of Management, France. This school is amongst the top five in France.

2000 - 2001

Visiting Professor, London Business School, UK.

1996 - 2002

Professor of Management, ESSCA, France. ESSCA is recognised at the highest level by the «Conférence des Grandes Ecoles» in France.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This volume consists of an impressive collection of chapters on insurance markets … . the Handbook can serve as a useful reference for researchers and practitioners … . Overall, this Handbook fulfills its role as an encyclopedic collection of information that will be useful to insurance market students, researchers, and practitioners. … it will do well on the bookshelves of all market participants who seek to understand the increasingly global insurance market." (Greg Nini, Journal of Pension Economics & Finance, Vol. 7 (3), November, 2008)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • International Insurance Markets: Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies—An Introduction

    Cummins, J. David (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • The United States Insurance Market: Characteristics and Trends

    Graham, Loftin (et al.)

    Pages 25-145

  • The Japanese Insurance Market and Companies: Recent Trends

    Yamori, Nobuyoshi (et al.)

    Pages 147-204

  • The UK Insurance Industry—Structure and Performance

    Hardwick, Philip (et al.)

    Pages 205-239

  • The French Insurance Market: Background and Trends

    Venard, Bertrand

    Pages 241-304

Buy this book

eBook $399.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-34163-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $509.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-34162-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of International Insurance
Book Subtitle
Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies
Editors
  • J. David Cummins
  • Bertrand Venard
Series Title
Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-34163-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-34163-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-34162-0
Series ISSN
0924-5014
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 982
Topics