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Theory and Practice of Insurance

  • Authors
  • J. François Outreville

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Meaning of Risk

    1. J. François Outreville
      Pages 1-12
  3. Insurance in the Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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      Pages 15-28
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      Pages 29-44
  4. The Principles of Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
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      Pages 47-72
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      Pages 73-89
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      Pages 91-109
  5. The Principles of Insurance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
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      Pages 113-130
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      Pages 131-146
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      Pages 147-177
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      Pages 179-196
  6. The Characteristics of Insurance Operations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
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      Pages 199-220
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      Pages 221-232
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  7. The Performance of Insurance Companies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
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      Pages 291-314
    3. J. François Outreville
      Pages 315-334
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-340

About this book

Introduction

Insurance is a concept, a technique, and an economic institution. It is a major tool of risk management, and plays an important role in the economic, social, and political life of all countries. Economic growth throughout the world has even expanded the role of insurance. Theory and Practice of Insurance aims to describe the significance of insurance institutions, the reasons they exist and how they function. The author emphasizes fundamental principles in risk and insurance, using an international frame of reference. This volume begins with an introduction to the concept of risk, then proceeds to cover insurance and its relationship to the economy; the principles of risk management and insurance; and the characteristics and performance of insurance companies.

Keywords

Financing Investment Investments Reinsurance risk management

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