Insurance Economics

  • Peter Zweifel
  • Roland Eisen

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 1-23
  3. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 25-69
  4. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 151-204
  5. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 205-263
  6. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 265-313
  7. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 315-347
  8. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 349-391
  9. Peter Zweifel, Roland Eisen
    Pages 393-422
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 423-451

About this book


Insurance Economics brings together the economic analysis of decision making under risk, risk management and demand for insurance by individuals and corporations, objectives pursued and management tools used by insurance companies, the regulation of insurance, and the division of labor between private and social insurance. Appropriate both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, management, and finance, this text provides the background required to understand current research. Predictions derived from theoretical argument are not only stated but confronted with empirical evidence. Throughout the book, conclusions summarize results, helping readers to check their knowledge and understanding. Issues discussed include paradoxa in decision making under risk, selection of favorable risks by insurers, the possibility of a "death spiral" in insurance markets, and future challenges such as re-regulation in the wake of the 2007-09 financial crisis and the increasing availability of genetic information.


Financial Economics Insurance Insurance Economics Regulation Risk Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Zweifel
    • 1
  • Roland Eisen
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of EconomicsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.MunichGermany

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