World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Editat de Peter Borscheid, Niels Viggo Haueter
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Since the end of the eighteenth century, the insurance industry has cast a safety net around the world, first in the British Isles and then further afield, irrespective of cultural, political and ideological divides. Unlike previous publications on insurance history, which tend to discuss the development of national markets or individual companies, this book focuses on the creation of networks across borders from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. Distinguished international economic historians draw upon examples from twenty countries across the continents to demonstrate how what was called the 'British system' of risk management spread out in waves, and describes the forces that made this possible - first among them migration from Europe and international trade. The book explores the economic, political, religious, and cultural obstacles that blocked the path of this European invention - not only religious law and traditional practices, but above all protectionism, inflation, and political ideologies. It examines the process of transformation through which modern insurance supplanted traditional forms of protection against perils and risks and was able to keep on offering new ways of dealing with the risks of modern life. As well as discussing primary insurance, it also considers the role played by reinsurance, without which the losses arising out of today's natural and man-made disasters would be immeasurably greater. Finally, taking modern-day disaster scenarios as examples, the book shows just what the limits of insurability are and what risks worldwide networks entail.
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ISBN-13: 9780199657964
ISBN-10: 0199657963
Pagini: 752
Dimensiuni: 182 x 253 x 46 mm
Greutate: 1.45 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Edited by Peter Borscheid, Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History at the Philipps-University of Marburg, and Niels Viggo Haueter, Corporate History, Swiss Re Peter Borscheid is Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History at the University of Marburg. He has published numerous monographs on the history of science and technology, the history of the textile industry, the standard of living, the history of old age, and old-age pension, the cultural history of acceleration. He led several projects and international working groups on insurance history. He also served as a member of the German government commission "The situation of the older generation in the Federal Republic of Germany". Niels Viggo Haueter is Head of Swiss Reinsurance Company's Corporate History team and the company's historical archives. He serves as an academic advisor on insurance and reinsurance history to the European Association for Banking and Financial History in Frankfurt. Contributors: Gustavo A. Del Angel, Professor of Financial History at CIDE (Center for Economics Research and Teaching), Mexico City. G. Balachandran, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Yolanda Blasco Martel, Professor, the University of Barcelona. Peter Borscheid, Professor Emeritus of Economic and Social History, the University of Marburg. James Darroch, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Financial Services Program at the Schulich School of Business, York University. David Faure, Wei Lun Professor of History, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Niels Viggo Haueter, Head of Corporate History, Swiss Re Frauke Heard-Bey, Historian and Political Scientist Myung Hwi Lee, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, the Ewha Womans University. Dr Monica Keneley, Associate Professor in Finance, the School of Accounting Economics and Finance, Deakin University Victoria, Australia. Duol Kim, Fellow, Korea Development Institute, and Adjunct Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Matthias Kipping, Professor of Policy and Chair in Business History, the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. Christopher Kobrak, Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe, and an International Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University. Elisabeth Köll, Associate Professor, the Harvard Business School. Martin Lengwiler, Professor for Modern History, the University of Basle. Marcelo de Paiva Abreu, Professor of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Robin Pearson, Professor of Economic History, the University of Hull, UK. Yuri A. Petrov, Director of the Institute of Russian History, RAN, Moscow. Giandomenico Piluso, Lecturer of Economic History, the University of Siena and Adjunct Professor of Business History, Bocconi University, Milan. Jerònia Pons, Senior Lecturer in Economic History, the University of Seville, Spain. Rodrigo Rabetino, Assistant Professor, the Department of Management, the University of Vaasa, Finland. Samir Saul, Professor of History, the Université de Montréal. André Straus, Directeur de recherches, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. Felipe Tâmega Fernandes, Chief-Economist, Banco Modal, and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Grietjie Verhoef, Professor in Accounting and Economic History, the Department of Accountancy, the University of Johannesburg. Takau Yoneyama, Professor at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo.


1: Peter Borscheid: Introduction Part I. Europe 2: Peter Borscheid: Europe: Overview 3: Robin Pearson: United Kingdom: Pioneering insurance internationally 4: Peter Borscheid: Germany: Insurance, expansion and setbacks 5: André Straus: France: Insurance and the French financial networks 6: Martin Lengwiler: Switzerland: Insurance and the need to export 7: Giandomenico Piluso: Italy: Building on a long insurance heritage 8: Jerònia Pons Pons: Spain: International influence on the domestic insurance market 9: Yuri A. Petrov: Russia: Early expansion, state involvement, and re-emergence of the insurance industry Part II. North America 10: Peter Borscheid: North America: Overview 11: Matthias Kipping & James Darroch: Canada: Taking life insurance abroad 12: Christopher Kobrak: USA: The international attraction of the US insurance market Part III. Sub-Saharan Africa 13: Peter Borscheid: Sub-Saharan Africa: Overview 14: Grietjie Verhoef: South Africa: Leading African insurance Part IV. Middle East & Northern Africa 15: Peter Borscheid: Middle East & Northern Africa: Overview 16: Samir Saul: Maghreb: Naturalising insurance in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia 17: Frauke Heard-Bey: United Arab Emirates: Economic boom and insurance Part V. Far East and Pacific 18: Peter Borscheid: Far East and Pacific: Overview 19: G. Balachandran: India: From a colonial outpost to a leading market 20: David Faure & Elisabeth Köll: China: The indigenisation of insurance 21: Takau Yoneyama,: Japan: The role of insurance in the rapid modernisation of Japan 22: Myung Hwi Lee & Duol Kim: Korea: Insurance in a tiger market 23: Monica J. Keneley: Australia and New Zealand: A tradition continued creating a domestic insurance market Part VI. Latin America and Caribbean 24: Peter Borscheid: Latin America and Caribbean: Overview 25: Marcelo de Paiva Abreu & Felipe Tâmega Fernandes: Brazil: The resilience of the Brazilian insurance market 26: Gustavo del Angel: Mexico: A history of the insurance industry in Mexico 27: Yolanda Blasco & Rodrigo Rabetino: Argentina: The changing fortunes of the Argentinean insurance market