All pages with keywords: insurance

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.



How insurance can support climate resilience

a research article by Swenja Surminski 24 March, 2016

Insurance is gaining importance in and beyond the climate negotiations and offers many opportunities to improve climate risk management in developing countries. However, some caution is needed, if current momentum … read more »


The risk of climate ruin

The risk of climate ruin

a working paper by Oliver Bettis, Simon Dietz, Nick Silver 17 March, 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 this … read more »


Swenja Surminski

Taking a risk on the weather

in the news Swenja Surminski 3 February, 2016

Swenja Surminski looks at how the insurance industry is having to adapt to cope with the challenges of possible climate change and highlights some of the problems it faces read more »


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