Managing Environmental Risk through Insurance

Managing Environmental Risk through Insurance


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Managing Environmental Risk through Insurance by Paul K. Freeman, Howard Kunreuther

Insurance is one of several tools for addressing risk. In this volume, Paul K. Freeman and Howard Kunreuther demonstrate the comparative advantages of insurance for environmental risks relative to government benefit programs or to the imposition of involuntary liability using the court system. The authors analyze the nature of insurance, examine the insurability of conditions, and use concrete examples to show how insurance can provide protection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780844740195
Publisher: Aei Press
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Series: Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Pages: 107
Product dimensions: 6.17(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Managing Societal Risks. Introduction: Overview of the Problem. 1. Managing Risk through Government Benefit Programs. 2. Managing Risk through the Legal System. 3. Managing Risk through Insurance. Part II: Managing Environmental Risks. Introduction: Insuring Environmental Risks. 4. The Insurability and Marketability of Risk. 5. Insuring Asbestos Risk: Background and Identification of Risk. 6. Insuring Asbestos Risk: Insurability and Marketability Conditions. 7. Insuring Other Types of Environmental Risk. 8. Summary and Conclusions. Index.

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