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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


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


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