Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 29 items

  • Keywords: insurers x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists: Changing International Organisation Identities

Susan Park

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079474
eISBN:
9781781703335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079474.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book shows how environmentalists have shaped the world's largest multilateral development lender, investment financier and political risk insurer to take up sustainable development. It ... More


The Rise of Hong Kong as an Insurance Centre and the Industry’s Diversification

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s, Hong Kong's economy expanded at a breakneck pace. With the emergence of homegrown stock markets, a whole slew of global financial institutions rushed in, ... More


Middle East and Northern Africa: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in the Middle East and Northern Africa. European insurers stayed away from the region until the middle of the nineteenth century, ... More


Latin America and Caribbean: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0024
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers the beginnings and dominance of British insurers from 1820–1900; the establishment of ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


Post–World War II Rejuvenation and Transformation

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The war nearly destroyed a century of painstaking effort among British firms in Hong Kong and China. The colony's insurance sector was not spared the havoc. In face of imminent invasion, foreign ... More


Can personal pensions bridge the savings gap? Regulation and performance of personal pensions in Great Britain and Germany

Michaela Willert

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter’s main question is whether personal pensions are able to bridge the savings gap in Great Britain and in Germany. The savings gap is defined as gap between state pension income and the ... More


Discord and Disrepair

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter looks at how the federal government and private insurers began setting limits on the amount of money they were willing to pay for medical care. Under legislation enacted in 1983, ... More


Insurers

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

To market insurance successfully, insurers need to know the extent of the risk proposed, in order to decide whether to take the risk at all and, if so, what premium to charge and what conditions to ... More


Cover

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

For insurers, the role of the contract terms are, first, to mark the boundaries of cover in accordance with established categories of risk and thus with their data on past losses. Secondly, terms are ... More


Insurance and Law

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter argues that this kind of influence can be seen in the legislature, but, in England, much less in the courts than some of the proponents of the influence view would have us believe. On ... More


The Sequel: Perceptions of the Past and of the Future

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

No better illustration of insecurity can be found than in the amount of discretion that the law allows insurers, especially when a claim is brought and the insurer's claims department ‘smells’ fraud. ... More


Fighting Health Care Fraud and Abuse

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses ways of reducing health care fraud and abuse. It first proposes three approaches to reducing crime and corruption: making it more difficult for the individual perpetrator to ... More


A New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the increase in catastrophic losses in the United States and how various stakeholders, given their different positions and, in some cases, different interests, can manage the ... More


Come Rain or Shine: Flood Risk Financing through Public Insurance

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the evolution of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since its creation in 1968 as a means to finance flood risk, focusing on the number of insurance policies in place, ... More


Private Insurers’ Decision Making for Supplying Coverage

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter considers how insurers and reinsurers decide whether to cover a risk and what premiums to charge. The recent catastrophes have forced insurers and reinsurers to reevaluate their ability ... More


A Framework for Linking Supply and Demand of Disaster Insurance

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effectiveness of current and alternative disaster insurance programs by looking at the demand for protection by homeowners and the supply of coverage. In particular, it ... More


Policy Analysis of Alternative Programs: Comparing the Status Quo with a True Competitive Insurance Market

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides empirical evidence showing that residential losses to homeowners caused by hurricanes will be shared among the affected stakeholders under different market conditions. It looks ... More


Deposit Insurance and Bank Failure Resolution: Cross-Country Evidence

Thorsten Beck and Luc Laeven

in Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042543
eISBN:
9780262271462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042543.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on how deposit insurers are involved in bank failure resolution, and how it is linked to bank risk. In this study, several indicators are considered. First are cross-country ... More


The Puzzle of Entity-Level D&O Coverage

in Ensuring Corporate Misconduct: How Liability Insurance Undermines Shareholder Litigation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035154
eISBN:
9780226035079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035079.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter investigates why firms purchase Directors' and Officers' liability (D&O) insurance for corporate identity even though the entity-level coverage appears to be a negative net present-value ... More


View: