Contributions to the Economics of Index Based Insurance Schemes

  • Matthias Rödl

Part of the Management, Organisation und ökonomische Analyse book series (MOÖA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Matthias Rödl
    Pages 1-5
  3. Matthias Rödl
    Pages 7-71
  4. Matthias Rödl
    Pages 73-100
  5. Matthias Rödl
    Pages 101-130
  6. Matthias Rödl
    Pages 131-160
  7. Matthias Rödl
    Pages 161-163
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-255

About this book


Index based insurance schemes can play a vital role in insuring poor people in developing countries against a multitude of risk. However, the concept doesn’t go along without any obstacles. Matthias Rödl provides a theoretical framework of index based insurance schemes and further highlights where the latter distinguishes from a classic indemnity insurance. Thereby, scholars can gain a comprehensive theoretical insight into the topic, while practitioners are enabled to identify and understand fundamental challenges for their project upfront as well as to foster sound solutions.


  • Demand and Supply
  • Self-Insurance
  • Moral Hazard and Group Sample Observation

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of insurance theory and microfinance
  • Practitioners in the areas of microfinance and development aid

The Author

Dr. Matthias Rödl wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter-J. Jost at the chair of organization theory at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar. He picked up the idea for his dissertation during his time as a microfinance expert in India. Nowadays he lives in Germany working as a finance professional.


Risk aversion Microfinance Microinsurance Insurance theory Preventive measures Group insurance

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias Rödl
    • 1
  1. 1.VallendarGermany

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