Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security

Handbook of Insurance

Editors: Dionne, Georges (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Developments in Risk and Insurance Economics: the Past 25 Years

    Loubergé, Henri

    Pages 3-33

  • Non-Expected Utility and the Robustness of the Classical Insurance Paradigm

    Machina, Mark J.

    Pages 37-96

  • Optimal Insurance Design: What Can We Do With and Without Expected Utility?

    Gollier, Christian

    Pages 97-115

  • The Effects of Changes in Risk on Risk Taking: A Survey

    Eeckhoudt, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 117-130

  • The Theory of Insurance Demand

    Schlesinger, Harris

    Pages 131-151

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-010-0642-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-7911-9
  • 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 Insurance
Editors
  • Georges Dionne
Series Title
Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0642-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0642-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7911-9
Series ISSN
0924-5014
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 974
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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