Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Henri Loubergé
      Pages 1-14
  3. Borch’s Theorem: A Historical Survey of Applications

  4. Economics of Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Georges Dionne, Louis Eeckhoudt, Eric Briys
      Pages 67-87
  5. Economics of Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Richard Arnott, Joseph Stiglitz
      Pages 91-121
    3. Yoram Eden, Yehuda Kahane
      Pages 143-163
  6. Economics of Insurance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Lutgart van den Berghe
      Pages 199-220
    3. J. François Outreville
      Pages 221-229
    4. Robert L. Carter, Stephen R. Diacon
      Pages 231-256
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-274

About this book


Orio Giarini The "Geneva Association" (International Association for the Study of Risk and Insurance Economics) was founded in 1973. The main goal was to stimulate and organize objective research in the field of risk, uncertainty, and insurance, in a world in which such issues were clearly becoming of greater and greater relevance for all economic actors. This was a pioneer­ ing effort, especially as economic theory and the teaching of economics were still anchored to the key notion of general equilibrium under an assumption of certainty. Thus, we had to start our work almost from scratch. One of the first initiatives was to bring together in Geneva, in June of 1973, all the academics in Europe already involved in risk and insurance economics. We found eight from five different countries who never had met before. This seminar chaired by Raymond Barre, the first president of The Geneva Association, was the first of an annual series that became known as the seminar of "The European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists." Since then more than 100 economists from most European countries as well as participants from two other continents and in particular from the United States have taken part in this seminar.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Henri Loubergé
    • 1
  1. 1.Département d’économie politiqueUniversité de GenèveCarouge-GenèveSwitzerland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7478-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2183-2
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