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Making Decisions About Liability And Insurance : A Special Issue of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty - Colin F. Camerer

Making Decisions About Liability And Insurance

A Special Issue of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

By: Colin F. Camerer (Editor), Howard Kunreuther (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1993
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Two related trends have created novel challenges for managing risk in the United States. The first trend is a series of dramatic changes in liability law as tort law has expanded to assign liability to defendants for reasons other than negligence. The unpredictability of future costs induced by changes in tort law may be partly responsible for the second major trend known as the `liability crisis' - the disappearance of liability protection in markets for particularly unpredictable risks.
This book examines decisions people make about insurance and liability. An understanding of such decision making may help explain why the insurance crisis resulted from the new interpretations of tort law and what to do about it. The articles cover three kinds of decisions: consumer decisions to purchase insurance; insurer decisions about coverage they offer; and the decisions of the public about the liability rules they prefer, which are reflected in legislation and regulation. For each of these three kinds of decisions, normative theories such as expected utility theory can be used as benchmarks against which actual decisions are judged.

Making Decisions about Liability and Insurance: Editors' Commentsp. 5
Intuitions about Penalties and Compensation in the Context of Tort Lawp. 17
Framing, Probability Distortions, and Insurance Decisionsp. 35
Transaction Analysis: A Framework and an Application to Insurance Decisionsp. 53
Insurer Ambiguity and Market Failurep. 71
Ambiguity and Risk Taking in Organizationsp. 89
Insurance for Low-Probability Hazards: A Bimodal Response to Unlikely Eventsp. 95
The Risky Business of Insurance Pricingp. 117
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ISBN: 9780792393931
ISBN-10: 0792393937
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 139
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.85