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Handbook of Insurance

Editors: Dionne, Georges (Ed.)

  • Provides a single reference source on insurance for professors, researchers, graduate students, regulators, consultants and practitioners
  • Includes 37 chapters written by leading authorities in insurance, all of which have been peer reviewed
  • Presented in a format where each chapter can be read independently of the others
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About this book

This new edition of the Handbook of Insurance reviews the last forty years of research developments in insurance and its related fields. A single reference source for professors, researchers, graduate students, regulators, consultants and practitioners, the book starts with the history and foundations of risk and insurance theory, followed by a review of prevention and precaution, asymmetric information, risk management, insurance pricing, new financial innovations, reinsurance, corporate governance, capital allocation, securitization, systemic risk, insurance regulation, the industrial organization of insurance markets and other insurance market applications. It ends with health insurance, longevity risk, long-term care insurance, life insurance financial products and social insurance.

This second version of the Handbook contains 15 new chapters. Each of the 37 chapters has been written by leading authorities in risk and insurance research, all contributions have been peer reviewed, and each chapter can be read independently of the others.

Reviews

What a pleasure it is to discover the second edition of the Handbook of Insurance, twelve years after the first! Many key concepts at the core of risk, uncertainty and insurance economics have been further refined, reassessed, and reanalyzed. New issues have emerged, including systemic risk, longevity risk, long-term care, the corporate governance of insurance companies, capital allocation within insurance companies and alternative risk transfer devices. I have a simple wish: that this handbook be diffused to as wide an audience as possible, both in academic and professional spheres.

Denis Kessler
Chairman and CEO of SCOR


Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Developments in Risk and Insurance Economics: The Past 40 Years

    Loubergé, Henri

    Pages 1-40

  • Higher-Order Risk Attitudes

    Eeckhoudt, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 41-57

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

    Machina, Mark J.

    Pages 59-106

  • The Economics of Optimal Insurance Design

    Gollier, Christian

    Pages 107-122

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

    Eeckhoudt, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 123-134

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0155-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $419.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-0154-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0861-5
  • 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
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0155-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0155-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0154-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0861-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVI, 1126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
108 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
Topics