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Natural Disasters and the Insurance Industry

Angelika Wirtz

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Overall and insured losses of natural disasters are steadily increasing and reach record highs. The worldwide insurance and reinsurance industry plays an important role to provide immediate financial ... More


Natural Catastrophes and their Effects on Reinsurance

Welf Werner

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198754916
eISBN:
9780191816406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754916.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

In this chapter, Welf Werner examines the growing attention that natural catastrophes have attracted in recent times. He compares the increase in scientific interest in the matter to the still modest ... More


Improving Public Policy Decisions in Creating Institutions and Markets to Transfer Natural Disaster Risk in Developing Countries

Jerry R. Skees and Grant Cavanaugh

in Comparative Decision Making

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199856800
eISBN:
9780199301508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856800.003.0045
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter considers patterns in individual and collective decision making that lead to a prevailing under-preparedness for natural catastrophes. They focus on a particular risk-management ... More


Federal Financial Exposure to Natural Catastrophe Risk

J. David Cummins, Michael Suher, and George Zanjani

in Measuring and Managing Federal Financial Risk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226496580
eISBN:
9780226496597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496597.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter draws on a wide variety of government and private-sector data sources to document the size and causes of various expenditures from 1989 to 2008. The analysis suggests that these ... More


Risk and Reinsurance

Niels Viggo Haueter and Geoffrey Jones

in Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198754916
eISBN:
9780191816406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754916.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of the development of modern reinsurance from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It highlights the key factors in shaping the industry, from the ... More


After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology. Can a catastrophe be an isolated occurrence? Is there such a thing as a “natural” catastrophe when all of our ... More


Preamble

Jean-Luc Nancy

in After Fukushima: The Equivalence of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263387
eISBN:
9780823266333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263387.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Not all catastrophes are the same. The equivalence of catastrophes states that the spread and repercussion of catastrophes will have an impression that will forever resemble the well-known paradigm ... More


Emergent Forms of Un/Natural Life

Michael M. J. Fischer

in Without Nature?: A New Condition for Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230693
eISBN:
9780823237227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230693.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter delves into the political and social spaces emerging from and conditioning human experiences of the natural and of the self. Our institutions come to manifest ... More


The War and Natural Catastrophe Metaphors: The Moron as an Enemy Force

Gerald V. O’Brien

in Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the importance of the war and natural catastrophe metaphors within eugenic writing. Through use of the former, the groups is put forth as acting in opposition to the community, ... More


The Culture of Disaster

Marie-Hélène Huet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From antiquity through the Enlightenment, disasters were attributed to the obscure power of the stars or the vengeance of angry gods. As philosophers sought to reassess the origins of natural ... More


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