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Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Compares the market for property insurance in five European countries, Britain, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Germany. The comparisons are of particular interest, as the regulatory frameworks vary ... More


Germany

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies the causes and consequences of the disappearance of Germany's state property insurance monopolies. The main reasons why the German insurance monopolies did not fight hard enough to defend ... More


Switzerland

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Compares the premium rate of the state property insurance monopolies in large parts of Switzerland with those of the private insurance companies active in the rest of the country. The state ... More


Spain

Thomas Von Ungern-Sternberg

in Efficient Monopolies: The Limits of Competition in the European Property Insurance Market

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199268818
eISBN:
9780191600890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268819.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Studies the catastrophe insurance monopoly in Spain, the Consorcio the Compensacion de Seguros. It is shown that the Consorcio operates with exceptionally low administrative costs. It is able to ... More


Power and Violence

Jan Philipp Reemtsma

in Trust and Violence: An Essay on a Modern Relationship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142968
eISBN:
9781400842346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142968.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter paints a picture of modernity as a fragmented and legally regulated power structure underwritten by a state monopoly on violence. This power structure allows functional differentiation ... More


Proportionate Sentencing and the Rule of Law

Malcolm Thorburn

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199696796
eISBN:
9780191742293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696796.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on two of Ashworth's most cherished principles of criminal justice: the ‘strong proportionality principle’ and the ‘state monopoly principle’. It argues that, taken together, ... More


Budgetary Policy, Money Supply, and Banking in Bulgaria Between the Wars

Ljuben Berov

in Banking, Currency, and Finance in Europe Between the Wars

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288039
eISBN:
9780191596230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288034.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Economic History

The first stage in the financial history of Bulgaria after the First World War was a period of hyperinflation and currency depreciation, associated with large budget deficits and rapid expansion of ... More


Universal Services: Nucleus for a Social European Private Law

Hans‐W Micklitz

in Market Integration and Public Services in the European Union

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199607730
eISBN:
9780191725258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607730.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter demonstrates that the existing EU law, primary Community law as well as the numerous pieces of secondary Community law, meant to privatize former state monopolies, produces elements of a ... More


Metaphors of Sovereignty

Lisa Lowe

in America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses the role of U.S. political science in shaping the understanding of contemporary world governance. The dominant paradigm of U.S. political science has defined the study of the ... More


The Interaction between Capital Markets and Corporate Governance of Chinese Listed Companies

Leng Jing

in Corporate Governance and Financial Reform in China's Transition Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099319
eISBN:
9789882206786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099319.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The term “capital markets” refers to the stockmarket in China and overseas as the country's listed companies utilize equity financing for capital accumulation. The country's stockmarket during the ... More


The Right to Life and Self-defence of Private Military and Security Contractors in Armed Conflict

Guido den Dekker and Eric PJ Myjer

in War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199604555
eISBN:
9780191725180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter is concerned with the right to life of private military and security contractors and its protection though personal self-defence in armed conflict. After analysing the right to life, and ... More


“For Profit and Tsar”: Commerce in Early Modern Russia

Erika Monahan

in The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454073
eISBN:
9781501703973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454073.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the commercial landscape of Muscovy, with particular emphasis on the state's approach to commerce. It considers important state institutions that shaped the commercial climate ... More


Towards a Concept of a Workable European Competition Law: Revisiting the Formative Period

Ernst-Joachim Mestmäcker

in The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665358
eISBN:
9780191748578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665358.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Competition Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the issues which came up during the author's time with the Commission and which are of continuing relevance. A recurring issue is the development of the Community or the Union ... More


The Performance of the Nationalized Industries 1950–1985

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Nationalisation in the 1940s in Britain was the product of a consensus to increase the size of business units in the network industries. This chapter looks at the industries' performance over the ... More


Salt

Annalisa Marzano

in Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199675623
eISBN:
9780191757167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675623.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Salt was an important preservation agent in antiquity and was also used in the manufacturing of various foods and products. This chapter discusses the extraction of marine salt and the primary ... More


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