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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


Childrearing Rights and Their Distribution

Matthew Clayton

in Justice and Legitimacy in Upbringing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199268948
eISBN:
9780191603693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268940.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

On what bases should childrearing rights and resources be allocated to different individuals? Criticising child-centred responses to this question, this chapter sets out a dual interest conception ... More


Health Insurance Reform: Institutional Structure, Contingent Meanings

Debra L. Dodson

in The Impact of Women in Congress

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198296744
eISBN:
9780191603709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296746.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The story of health insurance reform in the 104th brings to life many of the contested issues surrounding gender difference in impact. It illustrates the importance of going beyond quantitative ... More


The Economics of Child Labour

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Why is there child labour? Are there arguments for abolishing or curtailing all forms of child labour, or just morally and physically dangerous ones like soldiering and prostitution? Given that at ... More


Microinsurance: The Next Revolution?

Jonathan Morduch

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay focuses on the design of insurance products for poor customers. Several promising innovations are described: credit life insurance, health insurance partnerships, and weather insurance. ... More


The Protection‐Pull Factors: Multiple Pathways to Early Exit

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286119
eISBN:
9780191604089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286116.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There are multiple pathways to early exit from work: early pensions (retirement age before 65), flexible and partial pensions, special preretirement schemes, long-term unemployment benefits, and ... More


Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Ideally, individual risk‐taking decisions and government risk policies should be based on a rational balancing of risk and cost. Unfortunately, private decisions are subject to a number of biases ... More


Psychological Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment, and Law

William J. Koch, Kevin S. Douglas, Tonia L. Nicholls, and Melanie L. O'Neill

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188288
eISBN:
9780199870486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188288.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Human emotional suffering has been studied for centuries, but the significance of psychological injuries within legal contexts has only recently been recognized. As the public becomes increasingly ... More


Building an International Financial Services Firm: How Successful Firms Design and Execute Cross-Border Strategies

Markus Venzin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199535200
eISBN:
9780191701153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535200.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

A new era of global banking and insurance is emerging, with leading banks eager to serve international markets. This book explores the issues that arise for banks in their strategic choices as they ... More


Annuity Valuation, Long‐Term Care, and Bequest Motives

John Ameriks, Andrew Caplin, Steven Laufer, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Financial security in retirement has traditionally meant having a steady flow of annuity income as long as one lives — a definition enshrined in the Social Security system. Earlier research has ... More


Asset Allocation within Variable Annuities: The Impact of Guarantees

Moshe A. Milevsky and Vladyslav Kyrychenko

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The latest generation of variable annuity contracts contains equity options plus longevity insurance, sometimes thought to be attractive to purchasers willing to take on financial risk. This chapter ... More


Tax Issues and Life Care Annuities

David Brazell, Jason Brown, and Mark Warshawsky

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

A life care annuity combines an immediate life annuity with long-term care insurance. This chapter reviews empirical evidence supporting the claim that the marketing of a life care annuity will ... More


Belgium: Nationalism, State Reform, and Social Security

Daniel Béland and André Lecours

in Nationalism and Social Policy: The Politics of Territorial Solidarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199546848
eISBN:
9780191720468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546848.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 4 begins with a brief discussion on the origins of Flemish nationalism. Then, it analyses the post-war expansion of social policy in Belgium and the meshing of social policy reform and ... More


Getting Incentives Right: Improving Torts, Contracts, and Restitution

Robert D. Cooter and Ariel Porat

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151595
eISBN:
9781400850396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151595.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Lawyers, judges, and scholars have long debated whether incentives in tort, contract, and restitution law effectively promote the welfare of society. If these incentives were ideal, tort law would ... More


 Applications

George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson

in Repeated Games and Reputations: Long-Run Relationships

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300796
eISBN:
9780199783700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300796.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter illustrates how the theory of repeated games with perfect monitoring can be used in economic applications. It examines collusion and price wars in oligopolistic industries subject to ... More


 Applications

George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson

in Repeated Games and Reputations: Long-Run Relationships

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300796
eISBN:
9780199783700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300796.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter illustrates how the theory of repeated games with imperfect public monitoring can be used in economic applications. It examines collusion in oligopoly with imperfectly monitored demand, ... More


The Roots of Public Pensions Provision: Social Insurance and the Beveridge Plan

Jose Harris

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

William Beveridge and his Report on Social Insurance and Allied Services of 1942 continue to occupy a pivotal position in the history of social security provision not only in Britain and Europe but ... More


France: A New World of Welfare for New Social Risks?

Bruno Palier and Christelle Mandin

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In France, new social risk policies were not highly developed with the exception of the established tradition of childcare. Reforms were initially delayed by the strongly entrenched old social risk ... More


From Public Assistance to Social Protection: Welfare State-building in European Nations

Maurizio Ferrara

in The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284665
eISBN:
9780191603273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284660.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter traces the historical origins and early developments of European welfare states up to the Second World War in terms of external and internal boundary building. It highlights the role of ... More


Contested Social Sovereignty: Welfare States Meet the European Union

Maurizio Ferrera

in The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284665
eISBN:
9780191603273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284660.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter reconstructs developments of EC law (including case law) relating to social protection, and traces the differential impact that free movement and competition rules have had on the ... More


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