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Paying the price [electronic resource] : the status and role of insurance against natural disasters in the United States / Howard Kunreuther, Richard J. Roth, Sr., editors.

Contributor(s): Kunreuther, Howard | Roth, Richard J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Natural hazards and disasters: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 300 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585021686 (electronic bk.); 9780585021683 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Disaster insurance -- United States | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Insurance -- Property | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Insurance -- Casualty | Electronic books | Catastrophes naturelles | Assurance contre les catastrophes -- Etats Unis | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Paying the price.DDC classification: 368.1/22/00973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Howard Kunreuther -- Insurability conditions and the supply of coverage / Howard Kunreuther -- Demand for disaster insurance; residential coverage / Risa Palm -- Earthquake insurance protection in California / Richar J. Roth, Jr. -- Hurricane insurance protection in Florida / Eugene Lecomte and Karen Gahagan -- The national flood insurance program / Edward T. Pasterick -- Mitigation and insurance / William Petak -- Regulation and catastrophe insurance / Robert Klein -- A program for reducing disaster losses through insurance / Howard Kunreuther -- Commercial insurance / Eugene Lecomte -- Evaluating models of risks from natural hazards / Craig Taylor, Erik VanMarcke, and Jim Davis -- Book links to the World Wide Web / Charles Nyce.
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A collection of 9 essays.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-284) and index.

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Introduction / Howard Kunreuther -- Insurability conditions and the supply of coverage / Howard Kunreuther -- Demand for disaster insurance; residential coverage / Risa Palm -- Earthquake insurance protection in California / Richar J. Roth, Jr. -- Hurricane insurance protection in Florida / Eugene Lecomte and Karen Gahagan -- The national flood insurance program / Edward T. Pasterick -- Mitigation and insurance / William Petak -- Regulation and catastrophe insurance / Robert Klein -- A program for reducing disaster losses through insurance / Howard Kunreuther -- Commercial insurance / Eugene Lecomte -- Evaluating models of risks from natural hazards / Craig Taylor, Erik VanMarcke, and Jim Davis -- Book links to the World Wide Web / Charles Nyce.

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