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Calculating the Unpredictable: History of Actuarial Theories and Practices in Reinsurance

Hans Bühlmann and Martin Lengwiler

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/9780198754916.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

In this chapter, Hans Bühlmann and Martin Lengwiler analyse how, from the late nineteenth century, reinsurance played a unique role in the history of actuarial science by acting as a platform for the ... More


Mortality as the Life Story of a People: Frederick L. Hoffman and Actuarial Narratives of African American Extinction, 1896–1915

Paul R. D. Lawrie

in Forging a Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857326
eISBN:
9781479864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857326.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One examines the efforts of Frederick L. Hoffman -a statistician with Prudential Life Insurance-to chart African American proletarianization through actuarial science in turn of the century ... More


Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Benjamin Wiggins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197504000
eISBN:
9780197504031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504000.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment presents the historical relationship between statistical risk assessment and race in the United States. It illustrates how, through a ... 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


Introduction: Racial Formation in the Risk Society

Benjamin Wiggins

in Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197504000
eISBN:
9780197504031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504000.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

The introduction of Calculating Race positions the process of racial formation in the context of the risk society. The relationship between race and risk stretches back to the transatlantic slave ... More


Managing Risk in Reinsurance: From City Fires to Global Warming

Niels Viggo Haueter and Geoffrey Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198754916
eISBN:
9780191816406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754916.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

The business of reinsurance developed at the fringe of financial services, and for most of its existence remained a low-profile but critical component of the global economy. This has changed ... More


Life

Benjamin Wiggins

in Calculating Race: Racial Discrimination in Risk Assessment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197504000
eISBN:
9780197504031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504000.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 focuses on the early history of race-based insurance. When the Newark-based Prudential Insurance Company of America incorporated in 1875, it revolutionized the American insurance industry ... More


Insuring Against Risk: Analysis of Insurance Policies and the Perception of Risk in Atlantic World Trade

Jeremy Baskes

in Staying Afloat: Risk and Uncertainty in Spanish Atlantic World Trade, 1760-1820

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785426
eISBN:
9780804786355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785426.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Insurance was an essential element of long-distance merchants' strategies of risk management. Analyzing nearly eight hundred insurance policies dating from the years 1759 to 1818, Chapter 8 provides ... More


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