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The Resource Acts of God and man : ruminations on risk and insurance, Michael R. Powers

Acts of God and man : ruminations on risk and insurance, Michael R. Powers

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Acts of God and man : ruminations on risk and insurance
Title
Acts of God and man
Title remainder
ruminations on risk and insurance
Statement of responsibility
Michael R. Powers
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Language
eng
Summary
Much has been written about the ups and downs of financial markets, from the lure of prosperity to the despair of crisis. However, there exists a more fundamental and pernicious source of uncertainty in today's world: the traditional ""insurance"" risks of earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. Insightfully exploring these ""acts of God and man, "" Michael R. Powers guides readers through the methods available for identifying and measuring such risks, financing their consequences, and forecasting their future behavior (within the limits of science)
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YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia Business School Publishing
Acts of God and man : ruminations on risk and insurance, Michael R. Powers
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Acts of God and man : ruminations on risk and insurance, Michael R. Powers
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/powe15366
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living with risk -- The alpha and the omega of risk the significance of mortality -- Into the unknown modeling uncertainty -- The shapes of things to come probabilities and parameters -- The value of experience independence and estimation -- It's all in your head bayesian decision making -- The realm of insurance -- Aloofness and quasi-aloofness defining insurance risks -- Trustworthy transfer; probable pooling financing insurance risks -- God-awful guessing and bad behavior solvency and underwriting -- The good, the bad, the role of risk classification -- And the lawyerly liability and government compensation -- Scientific challenges -- What is randomness? knowable and unknowable complexity -- Patterns, real and imagined observation and theory -- False choices and black boxes the costs of limited data -- Nullifying the dull hypothesis conventional versus personalized science -- Games and the mind modeling human behavior
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231527057
Lccn
2011038071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00662676
Specific material designation
remote

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