The Demand for Microinsurance Products Against Disaster Risk

  • Oliver Fiala
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


This chapter introduces microinsurance as a promising and rapidly growing instrument of disaster risk management in developing countries. Following a comprehensive overview of the individual determinants of insurance demand, the relationship between disaster experience and the demand for microinsurance will be analysed in detail. Using results from a discrete choice experiment, empirical evidence will be presented to explain the demand for microinsurance, highlighting the role of risk behaviour, trust and risk exposure.


Risk Aversion Natural Disaster Disaster Risk Discrete Choice Experiment Insurance Product 
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  • Oliver Fiala
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  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsTU DresdenDresdenGermany

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