Handbook of Insurance

  • Georges Dionne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Insurance Theory without Information Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Louis Eeckhoudt, Christian Gollier
      Pages 117-130
    3. Harris Schlesinger
      Pages 131-151
  4. Asymmetric Information: Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Ralph A. Winter
      Pages 155-183
    3. Georges Dionne, Neil Doherty, Nathalie Fombaron
      Pages 185-243
    4. Keith J. Crocker, Arthur Snow
      Pages 245-276
    5. Scott E. Harrington, Patricia M. Danzon
      Pages 277-313
    6. Pierre Picard
      Pages 315-362
  5. Asymmetric Information: Empirical Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Pierre-André Chiappori
      Pages 365-393
    3. Bernard Fortin, Paul Lanoie
      Pages 421-458
  6. Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-501
    2. Richard MacMinn, James Garven
      Pages 541-564
    3. J. David Cummins, Richard D. Phillips, Stephen D. Smith
      Pages 565-591
  7. Insurance Pricing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 619-619
    2. J. David Cummins, Richard D. Phillips
      Pages 621-655
    3. Scott E. Harrington, Greg Niehaus
      Pages 657-686
  8. Industrial Organization of Insurance Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 687-687
    2. David Mayers, Clifford W. Smith Jr.
      Pages 689-707
    3. Laureen Regan, Sharon Tennyson
      Pages 709-748
  9. Life Insurance, Pensions and Economic Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 871-871
    2. Olivia S. Mitchell
      Pages 873-899
    3. Bertrand Villeneuve
      Pages 901-931
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 967-974

About this book


In the 1970's, the research agenda in insurance was dominated by optimal insurance coverage, security design, and equilibrium under conditions of imperfect information. The 1980's saw a growth of theoretical developments including non-expected utility, price volatility, retention capacity, the pricing and design of insurance contracts in the presence of multiple risks, and the liability insurance crisis. The empirical study of information problems, financial derivatives, and large losses due to catastrophic events dominated the research agenda in the 1990's.
The Handbook of Insurance provides a single reference source on insurance for professors, researchers, graduate students, regulators, consultants, and practitioners, that reviews the research developments in insurance and its related fields that have occurred over the last thirty years. The book starts with the history and foundations of insurance theory and moves on to review asymmetric information, risk management and insurance pricing, and the industrial organization of insurance markets. The book ends with life insurance, pensions, and economic security.
Each chapter has been written by a leading authority in insurance, all contributions have been peer reviewed, and each chapter can be read independently of the others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Georges Dionne
    • 1
  1. 1.HEC-MontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7911-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0642-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5014
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