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Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Compares the market for property insurance in five European countries, Britain, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Germany. The comparisons are of particular interest, as the regulatory frameworks vary ... More


Introduction

Charles H. Feinstein, Peter Temin, and Gianni Toniolo

in The World Economy between the World Wars

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195307559
eISBN:
9780199867929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307559.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introduction to the book and the period covered provides a rapid summary of the most salient economic events between 1918 and 1939. This was a tumultuous period, as the unresolved tensions from ... More


Internationalism and Interventionism

Tim Dunne

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the spectre of imperial orders continues to haunt internationalism and has recently been resurrected with the increasing use, and expectation, of interventionism. It ... More


Migrants: Disease in the Body Politic

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Contemporary immigrants who enter the United States to work or settle are assumed to bring with them habits of crime, laziness, and lack of hygiene. This chapter puts these modern rumor cycles into ... More


Spain

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies the catastrophe insurance monopoly in Spain, the Consorcio the Compensacion de Seguros. It is shown that the Consorcio operates with exceptionally low administrative costs. It is able to ... More


France

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies catastrophe insurance in France. The French system is fundamentally flawed. The state has fixed a compulsory nationwide uniform premium rate, and offers to reinsure all insurance companies at ... More


Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... More


Local Conflicts as a Global Challenge

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Concerted cooperative efforts are crucial to achieving a world that recognizes the imperative for inclusive communities as the only viable alternative to endless conflict.


Everything Will Be Fine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0090
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

With advances chemistry, physics, and technology, everything was expected become easier, more beautiful, and simpler. Then there was an upheaval sometime in the 1970s. An increasing number of ... More


Failures

Christopher Pincock

in Mathematics and Scientific Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757107
eISBN:
9780199932313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757107.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A fair estimation of the ways in which mathematics helps with science should also consider the ways in which mathematics hurts science. This chapter argues that each of the positive contributions ... More


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