Handbook of International Insurance: Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies / Edition 1

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Handbook of International Insurance: Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies analyzes key trends in the insurance industry in more than 15 important national insurance markets that represent over 90 percent of world insurance premiums. Well-known academics from Europe, the Americas and Asia examine their own national insurance markets, including the competitive structure, product and service innovations, and regulatory developments. The book provides academics and executives with an unprecedented range of information about today’s insurance markets.

This book also provides important 'new' information on the evolution of the financial sector worldwide and comprehensive chapters on reinsurance, Lloyd’s of London, alternative risk transfer, South and East Asian insurance markets, and European insurance markets. Setting the stage is an overview chapter by the editors focusing on overall conclusions on globalization.

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"This volume consists of an impressive collection of chapters on insurance markets … . the Handbook can serve as a useful reference for researchers and practitioners … . Overall, this Handbook fulfills its role as an encyclopedic collection of information that will be useful to insurance market students, researchers, and practitioners. … it will do well on the bookshelves of all market participants who seek to understand the increasingly global insurance market." (Greg Nini, Journal of Pension Economics & Finance, Vol. 7 (3), November, 2008)

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Meet the Author

J. David Cummins-Harry J. Loman Professor of Insurance and Risk Management

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, July 1983 - present

Executive Director, S. S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education

July 1988 - present

Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, September 2000-August 2001.

Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2002-2003.

Metzler Chair, University of Frankfurt, Germany, summer 2000.

Associate Editor, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 1998-present.

Fellow, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, 1996-present.

Editor, Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security

(series of scholarly books published by Kluwer Academic Publishers) etc.

Bertrand Venard-

2003 to 2005

Visiting Research Fellow, Wharton Business School, USA (see below for details).

2002 - now

Professor of Management, AUDENCIA, Nantes School of Management, France. This school is amongst the top five in France.

2000 - 2001

Visiting Professor, London Business School, UK.

1996 - 2002

Professor of Management, ESSCA, France. ESSCA is recognised at the highest level by the «Conférence des Grandes Ecoles» in France.

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Table of Contents

International Insurance Markets: Between Global Dynamics and Local Contingencies—An Introduction.- The United States Insurance Market: Characteristics and Trends.- The Japanese Insurance Market and Companies: Recent Trends.- The UK Insurance Industry—Structure and Performance.- The French Insurance Market: Background and Trends.- The German Insurance Industry: Market Overview and Trends.- The Italian Insurance Sector between Macro and Micro Facts: Salient Features, Recent Trends, and an Econometric Analysis.- A Descriptive Analysis of Canadian Insurance Markets.- Insurance in the Netherlands: Market Structure and Recent Developments.- The Structure, Conduct, and Performance of the Spanish Insurance Industry.- The Insurance Market in the Republic of Ireland.- China’s Insurance Industry: Developments and Prospects.- An Analysis of the Evolution of Insurance in India.- South African Insurance Markets.- Recent Developments in the Brazilian Insurance Market.- European Insurance Markets: Recent Trends and Future Regulatory Developments.- South and East Asian Insurance Market Growth and Development.- The Global Reinsurance Market.- Lloyd’s and the London Insurance Market: An Overview.- An Overview of the Alternative Risk Transfer Market.

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