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Theory and Practice of Insurance - J. Francois Outreville

Theory and Practice of Insurance

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1997
ISBN: 9780792399964
Number Of Pages: 340

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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.

Prefacep. ix
The Meaning of Riskp. 1
Insurance in the Economy
Insurance and Economic Developmentp. 15
Insurance in the World Economy Todayp. 29
The Principles of Risk Management
Risk Management Conceptsp. 47
Risk Analysis Fundamentalsp. 73
Risk Financing Decisionsp. 91
The Principles of Insurance
Risk Aversion and Insurancep. 113
Insurance Conceptsp. 131
Pricing Insurance Contractsp. 147
Retention, Self-Insurance and Captive Insurance Companiesp. 179
The Characteristics of Insurance Operations
Organization of Insurance Marketsp. 199
Operations of Insurance Companiesp. 221
Reserves and Investmentsp. 233
Reinsurancep. 263
The Performance of Insurance Companies
Financial Reporting and Performancep. 291
Supervision of Insurance Operationsp. 315
Indexp. 335
About the Authorp. 340
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ISBN: 9780792399964
ISBN-10: 079239996X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.76