Risk Management And Insurance: Perspectives In a Global Economy

por Kwon, Jean; Skipper, Harold D.
Risk Management And Insurance: Perspectives In a Global Economy
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ISBN: 978-1-4051-2541-3
Editorial: Blackwell Publishers
Fecha de la edición: 2007
Encuadernación: Tapa dura
Dimensiones: 19 cm x 25 cm
Nº Pág.: 768

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Reseña: Kwon & Skipper's Risk Management & Insurance: Perspectives in a Global Economy provides an in-depth understanding of international risk management and insurance, their dynamics, and the economic, social, political, and regulatory environments surrounding global risk and insurance markets. Incorporates an international perspective from the outset, filling the need to address risk issues on a global scale Follows theory with practice, analyzing real-world case studies, and exploring sound risk management and insurance operations in the future Includes discussion questions and exercise modules to help students understand the issues and apply their learning PowerPoint slides and updates are available online at http://facpub.stjohns.edu/~kwonw
indice: Preface


Part I: Introduction

1 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance

Introduction

The Importance of an International Perspective

Risk Management and Economic Growth

The Language of Risk and Insurance Internationally

The Environment for Risk and Insurance Internationally

The Structure of this Book

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

2 Risk Perceptions and Reactions

Introduction

Individual Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Business Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Societal Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

3 The Economics of International Trade

The Economic Theory of Trade

Fair Trade Concepts

International Trade in Insurance: Economics and Policy

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References


Part II: Factors Shaping the Risk Environment Internationally

4 Societal Risk Assessment and Control: Theory and Practice

Introduction

The Role of Government in Societal Risk Management

Alternative Approaches to Societal Risk Management

Understanding Societal Risk Perceptions and Decision-Making

Conclusion: The Ultimate Risk Bearer

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

5 Catastrophe Risk Assessment: Natural Hazards

Introduction

Catastrophic Events: Definition and Trends

Types of Natural Disasters

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

6 Catastrophe Risk Assessment: Human Factors

Introduction

Terrorism

Critical Infrastructure Risks

Environmental Risks

The Role of the Precautionary Principle

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

7 Societal Risk Management and Changing Demographics

Introduction

The Demographic Transformation

Implications for Fiscal Balance

Economic Growth and Labor Market Challenges

The Challenges to Financial Markets

Implications for International Relations and Stability

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

8 Regulation of Private-Sector Financial Services

Introduction

Private-Sector Financial Services

Government's Role in Regulating Private-Sector Financial Services

Overview of Financial Services Regulation

Structure of Regulatory Authorities

Governmental Actions Affecting Financial Services Regulation

Conclusion and Future Prospects:

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

9 Public-Sector Economic Security

Introduction

Why Private Markets Fail to Provide Some Financial Services

Selected Public-Based Economic Security Services

The Future of Social Insurance

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

10 The Legal Environment

Introduction

Major Legal Systems of the World

Substantive and Procedural Law

Tort Law Variations Internationally

International Variations in Contract Law

Choice of Law and Free Trade

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

11 Sociocultural Effects on Risk Management

The Intersection of Culture and Risk Management

Culture and Informal Risk Management Arrangements

Microfinance

Risk Perception Theories and Formal Insurance

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References


Part III: Enterprise Risk Management in a Global Economy

12 Enterprise Risk Management

Introduction

The Evolution of Enterprise Risk Management

Risk Management Fundamentals

The ERM Framework

The Risk Management Process

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Notes

References 23 PM

13 Internal Loss Financing Arrangements

Introduction

Motivations for Internal Loss Financing

Self-Insurance

Captive Insurance Companies

Other ART Techniques

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

14 External Loss Financing Arrangements

Introduction

Risk Financing Through Derivatives

Risk Financing Through Insurance

Integrated Loss Financing Arrangements

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

Appendix 14A: Proof of Currency Relations

Appendix 14B: Pricing Currency Options

References

15 Risk Management for Catastrophes

Introduction

Risk Analysis

Risk Control

Risk Financing

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

16 Personnel Risk Management

Employee Benefits

Risk Management for International Employees

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

17 Political Risk Management

Introduction

Modes of Foreign Market Entry

Nature of Political Risk

Risk Analysis

Risk Control

Financing the Political Risk Exposure PM

The Importance of Monitoring

Political Considerations in Emerging Markets

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

18 Intellectual Property and Technology Risk Management

Introduction

Intellectual Property Risk

Information Technology Risk

Biotechnology Risk: The Human Genome Project

Nanotechnology Risk

Technology and the Environment

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References


Part IV: Insurance in a Global Economy

19 The Economic Foundations of Insurance

Expected Utility and the Demand for Insurance

Insurance Supply: Characteristics of Ideal Insurable Exposures

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

20 The Nature and Importance of Insurance

The Insurance Production Process

Overview of Insurance Worldwide

The International Dimensions of Insurance Supply

The Role of Insurance in Economic Growth

Determinants of Insurance Market Structure

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

21 Life Insurance

Introduction

Policies Sold by Life Insurance Companies

Selected Life Insurance Markets Internationally

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References 7:49:24 PM

22 Nonlife Insurance

Introduction

Policies Sold by Nonlife Insurance Companies

Selected Nonlife Insurance Markets Internationally

Nonlife Insurance Issues

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

23 Reinsurance

Introduction

Worldwide Risk Sharing

Reinsurance Demand

Reinsurance Fundamentals and Operations

Reinsurance Markets

Reinsurance Regulation

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

24 Regulation and Taxation in Insurance Markets

Introduction

Insurance Regulation

Taxation in Insurance

Conclusion

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

25 Financial Services Integration

Introduction

Meanings and Forms of Integration

The Economics of Integration

Management Issues in Integration

Public Policy Concerns in Integration

The Future of Financial Services Integration

Discussion Questions

Notes

References


Part V: Conclusions

26 Risk Management and Insurance in a Global Economy: A Future

Perspective

Introduction

Environments of the Future24 PM

Risk Management in a Future Global Setting

Insurance in a Future Global Setting

Closing Observations

Discussion Questions

Notes

References

Glossary of Key Terms and Acronyms

Index



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