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Insurance and behavioral economics : improving decisions in the most misunderstood industry

Author: Howard Kunreuther; Mark V Pauly; Stacey McMorrow
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the behavior of individuals at risk, insurance industry decision makers and policy makers involved in the selling, buying, and regulating of insurance"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kunreuther, Howard.
Insurance and behavioral economics.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012006486
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Kunreuther; Mark V Pauly; Stacey McMorrow
OCLC Number: 988829449
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Insurance and Behavioral Economics; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I Contrasting Ideal and Real Worlds of Insurance; 1 Purposes of This Book; The Roots of Misunderstanding of Insurance; Comparing actual behavior with Benchmark Models; Summary; 2 An Introduction to Insurance in Practice and Theory; Four Examples of Insurance Behavior in Practice; Insurance and the U.S. Economy; The Benchmark Model of Supply; Fundamental Principles of Insurance Supply; The Law of Large Numbers, Insurance Supply, and Competitive Equilibrium; Solving Two Interrelated Problems. The Benchmark Model of DemandDemand for Insurance using the Expected Utility Model; Choosing Optimal Deductibles; Summary; 3 Anomalies and Rumors of Anomalies; Insurance in the Media; A Short Tour of Studies on Behavioral Models and Insurance Anomalies; The Elements of Anomaly: A Hypothetical Example; Defining Anomalies; Types of Anomalies; Demand-Side Anomalies; Supply-Side Anomalies; Summary; 4 Behavior Consistent with Benchmark Models; Relevant Assumptions for Examining Behavior; Automobile Collision Coverage; Renters' Insurance; Term-Life Insurance; Summary; Appendix to Chapter 4.
Other Titles: Insurance and behavioural economics
Insurance & behavioral economics
Responsibility: Howard C. Kunreuther, Mark V. Pauly, Stacey McMorrow.

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