Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security

Insurance, Risk Management, and Public Policy

Essays in Memory of Robert I. Mehr

Editors: Gustavson, Sandra G., Harrington, Scott E. (Eds.)

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Five years ago the world lost one of its most prolific insurance scholars, Dr. Robert I. Mehr. His death in 1988 signalled the passing of not only a gifted writer and researcher, but also a pioneering teacher, mentor, and friend. The essays compiled within this volume are intended as an appropriate tribute to this occasionally outrageous individual who touched the lives of so many within the insurance community. Bob Mehr was a teacher who expected and demanded nothing less than perfect scholarship and flawless, efficient writing. Among alumni of the University of lllinois insurance doctoral program, stories still abound of late night and early morning sessions in which students and professor painstakingly debated precise words and phrases for dissertations, journal articles, and textbooks. Bob's respect for language was both immense and contagious, if at times more than a little compulsive. He joked that he could not read letters or novels without pencil in hand for editing. Bob's respect for his doctoral students was equally evident. The confidence he displayed in his students' abilities was sometimes startling, but "competence assumed" often begot "competence in fact." The accomplishments and records amassed by the many who studied with Bob Mehr are impressive and ongoing. On the dedication page in his final textbook, Fundamentals of Insurance, Bob spoke of his affection for those he called his "academic progeny" and wished them happiness as they build their own academic families.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Law of Large Numbers and the Strength of Insurance

    Smith, Michael L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Corporate Insurance, Reinvestment, and Capital Structure

    Doherty, Neil A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Measuring the Interest Rate Risk of Property/Casualty Insurer Liabilities

    Babbel, David F. (et al.)

    Pages 49-74

  • Managing Domestic Versus Foreign Risks

    Schmit, Joan T. (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

  • Potential Price and Product Quality Changes for Insurance Delivered by Banks

    Pritchett, S. Travis

    Pages 93-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insurance, Risk Management, and Public Policy
Book Subtitle
Essays in Memory of Robert I. Mehr
Editors
  • Sandra G. Gustavson
  • Scott E. Harrington
Series Title
Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security
Series Volume
18
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1378-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1378-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9410-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4603-9
Series ISSN
0924-5014
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 184
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