All pages with keywords: insurance

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

Strengthening insurance partnerships in the face of climate change – Insights from an agent-based model of flood insurance in the UK

a research article by Florence Crick, Katie Jenkins, Swenja Surminski 26 April, 2018

This paper investigates how partnerships can incentivise flood risk reduction by focusing on the UK public-private partnership on flood insurance. read more »


Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

Micro, small and medium size enterprises, climate change risks and insurance: reflections on the use of insurance for climate adaptation

a policy report by Swenja Surminski, Joel Hankinson 19 April, 2018

Surminski, S. and Hankinson, J. In: Schaer, C., Kuruppu, N. (eds) (2018) Private-sector action in adaptation: Perspectives on the role of micro, small and medium size enterprises. UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen. External link … read more »


Using the adaptive cycle in climate-risk insurance to design resilient futures

Using the adaptive cycle in climate-risk insurance to design resilient futures

a research article by Swenja Surminski 2 January, 2018

Assessing the dynamics of resilience could help insurers and governments reduce the costs of climate-risk insurance schemes and secure future insurability in the face of an increase in extreme hydro-meteorological … read more »


Ambiguity and Insurance: Capital Requirements and Premiums

Ambiguity and Insurance: Capital Requirements and Premiums

a research article by Simon Dietz, Oliver Walker 9 May, 2017

Many insurance contracts are contingent on events such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks, or political upheavals, whose probabilities are ambiguous. This article offers a theory to underpin the large body … read more »


Insurance design in the presence of safety nets

Insurance design in the presence of safety nets

a research article by Tse-Ling Teh 28 March, 2017

Safety net assistance and insurance exist to manage risk and improve welfare. This shared goal may lead to crowding out. In a new approach, this paper analyzes the interaction … read more »


Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe

Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe

a research article by Swenja Surminski 2 December, 2016

Surminski, Swenja (2016) Investigating the risk reduction potential of disaster insurance across Europe. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice . ISSN 1018-5895


Ambiguity and insurance: capital requirements and premiums

Ambiguity and insurance: capital requirements and premiums

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Oliver Walker 21 November, 2016

Many insurance contracts are contingent on events such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks or political upheavals, whose probabilities are ambiguous. This paper offers a theory to underpin the large body of … read more »


The risk of climate ruin

The risk of climate ruin

a research article by Oliver Bettis, Simon Dietz, Nick Silver 21 October, 2016

How large a risk is society prepared to run with the climate system? This is a question of the utmost difficulty and it admits a variety of perspectives. In … read more »


Insurance Instruments for Climate-resilient Development

Insurance Instruments for Climate-resilient Development

a research article by Swenja Surminski 8 September, 2016

In Fankhauser, S. and McDermott, T., eds. Economics of Climate Resilient Development. Edward Elgar.



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