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Risk, Insurance, and Poverty: A Review

Stefan Dercon

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the different strategies used by households and individuals to avoid consumption shortfalls caused by risk. It focuses on income-based strategies, assets as self-insurance, and ... More


Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India

Jonathan Morduch

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The risk-sharing and insurance strategies used by rural households to smooth consumption are investigated, using data from the ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid ... More


The Accumulation of International Reserves as a Defense Strategy

Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho

in Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578801
eISBN:
9780191723285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578801.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The chapter by Carvalho explores the accumulation of international reserves as a defensive strategy, as well as the reasons and limitations of their “self‐insurance” function. Conceptually, countries ... More


Reforming the Global Reserve System 1

José Antonio Ocampo

in Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578801
eISBN:
9780191723285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578801.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Ocampo argues that the current global reserve system exhibits three fundamental flaws. First, it shows the deflationary bias typical of any system in which all the burden of adjustment falls on ... More


Further Considerations

Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samama, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0053
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents the responses to some questions and/or comments raised during the panel on managing commodity price volatility. A participant commented that he had worked on the issue of ... More


Was the Dollar’s Global Role Undermined?

Eric Helleiner

in The Status Quo Crisis: Global Financial Governance After the 2008 Meltdown

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199973637
eISBN:
9780190203207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973637.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Despite predictions that the dollar’s key currency status would be challenged by the 2008 financial crisis, there has in fact been very little change in the greenback’s international role. ... More


An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Logics Underpinning Formal and Informal Strategies for Coping with Economic Hardships in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Maïté le Polain and Nyssens Marthe

in Securing Livelihoods: Informal Economy Practices and Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687015
eISBN:
9780191766916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687015.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to analyse the strategies used by vulnerable inhabitants of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to cope with economic hardships. The analysis is based on exploratory ... More


How Does My Country Grow?: Economic Advice Through Story-Telling

Brian Pinto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198714675
eISBN:
9780191782978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714675.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book distils growth policy lessons from live country stories by a former World Bank economist. The period covered is 1990–2008, encompassing the transition to a market economy in Central and ... More


Self-Insurance and Self-Financed Growth

Brian Pinto

in How Does My Country Grow?: Economic Advice Through Story-Telling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198714675
eISBN:
9780191782978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714675.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

There was a remarkable, positive transformation in government behavior in emerging markets after the crises of 1997–2001. These countries gravitated towards what I call comprehensive self-insurance ... More


Liquidity Insurance in a Financially Dollarized Economy

Eduardo Levy Yeyati

in Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184951
eISBN:
9780226185040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185040.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter which revisits the evidence on the incidence of financial dollarization (FD) on the propensity to suffer bank runs and documents the positive link between FD and accumulation of ... More


Social versus Private Insurance

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter looks at the role of the public versus the private sector in the provision of insurance against social risks. After having discussed the evolution of the role of the family as support in ... More


Risk Management by Mitsubishi: From Self-Insurance to Captive Insurance

Hisaaki Kamiya

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739005
eISBN:
9780191802157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter investigates the Mitsubishi Corporation’s risk management business in pre-war Japan. Mitsubishi self-insured from 1898 following the withdrawal of a special discount provided by its main ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds: A Developing Country Perspective

Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo

in Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199937929
eISBN:
9780190260163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199937929.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the rationale for the existence of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) from a developing country perspective and the implications thereof for the world economy. It first provides an ... More


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