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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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Research Handbook on the Economics of Insurance Law

Edited by: Daniel Schwarcz, P. Siegelman

ISBN13: 9781782547136
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00



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Insurance law and insurance economics each have long and distinguished scholarly histories, but participants in the two disciplines have not always communicated well across academic silos.

The Handbook encourages more policy-relevant insurance economics scholarship and more economically-sophisticated legal scholarship by bringing together original contributions from leading scholars in insurance law and insurance economics on a range of issues involving insurance law and regulation.

Subjects:
Insurance Law, Law and Economics
Contents:
PART I WHY AND HOW DO CONSUMERS PURCHASE INSURANCE?
1. Behavioral Economics and Insurance: Principles and Solutions Howard C. Kunreuther and Mark V. Pauly
2. Insurance Agents in the 21st Century: The Problem of Biased Advice Daniel Schwarcz and Peter Siegelman
3. The Income Transfer Effect in Health Insurance Contracts That Pay Off by Reducing Price John Nyman
4. Does The Theory of Insurance Support Awarding Pain and Suffering Damages in Torts? Ronen Avraham

PART II THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN INSURANCE MARKETS
5. "Social Insurance," Risk Spreading, and Redistribution James Kwak
6. Classification Risk and Its Regulation Kenneth S. Abraham and Pierre-Andre Chiappori
7. Disaster Insurance Dwight Jaffee
8. US Healthcare Reform Scott E. Harrington

PART III INSURANCE REGULATION
9. Insurance Solvency Regulation: A New World Order? Robert W. Klein and Elizabeth F. Brown
10. Economics of State v. Federal Regulation Martin Grace

PART IV COURTS AND INSURANCE
11. Mandatory Rules and Default Rules in Insurance Contracts Tom Baker and Kyle D. Logue
12. The Law and Economics of Insurance Bad Faith Liability Daniel Asmat and Sharon Tennyson
13. Settlement Conflict as Artificial Collective-Action Problem Richard Squire
14. Basic Economics of the Defense of Covered Claims Charles Silver
15. The Law and Economics of Liability Insurance: A Theoretical and Empirical Review (reprinted from Research Handbook on The Economics of Torts) Jennifer Arlen, Tom Baker and Peter Siegelman

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