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The Global Market and Liberalization 1980–2010

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

During the following decades reinsurers increased their risk-modelling techniques and started publishing widely on technical issues in journals such as Swiss Re's sigma publication which set the ... More


Introduction: The Insuring Instinct

James Harold

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

The introduction by Harold James traces the idea of modern insurance back to its formative and speculative years in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and investigates how it gradually helped to ... More


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