Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-20 of 148 items for:

Social Sciences x Insurance x clear all

Refine by subject

 

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

Actuarial Fairness of Crop Insurance Rates with Constant Rate Relativities

Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart and Dermot J. Hayes.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Insurance. 6733 words.

Increased availability and demand for low-deductible crop insurance policies have increased focus on crop insurance rating methods. Actuarial fairness cannot be achieved if constant...

Go to »  abstract

Adverse Selection in Crop Insurance: Actuarial and Asymmetric Information Incentives

Richard E. Just, Linda Calvin and John Quiggin.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 1999; p ublished online November 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Insurance. 0 words.

Adverse selection is often blamed for crop insurance indemnities exceeding premiums plus subsidies. However, nationwide empirical evidence has been lacking or based on inadequate...

Go to »  abstract

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto and Christopher Udry.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; Agricultural Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance. 19024 words.

The investment decisions of small-scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit market constraints and incomplete insurance can limit...

Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art

Sarah Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Art. 1195 words.

Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his...

Ansell, Charles (1794–1881), actuary

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance. 598 words.

Ansell, Charles (1794–1881), actuary, was born in Paddington, London, on 8 December 1794, the eldest son of Thomas Ansell (1758–1808) of Lewisham, and his wife Sarah Eleanor Algar...

Archibald [née Kalmanowsky, later Barou], Liliana Leah (1928–2014), Lloyds insurance broker

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance. 897 words.

Archibald [née Kalmanowsky, later Barou], Liliana Leah (1928–2014), Lloyds insurance broker, was born Leah Lilian Kalmanowsky on 25 May 1928 at the Welbeck Hospital, 27 Welbeck Street,...

Are U.S. Corn and Soybeans Becoming More Drought Tolerant?

Tian Yu and Bruce A. Babcock.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2010; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Insurance. 7739 words.

The hypothesis that corn and soybeans have become more drought tolerant is tested by regressing county yields on a drought index and time. Results indicate that corn yield losses from...

Go to »  abstract

Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager

Tony Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Insurance; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1834 words.

Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later...

Barrett, George (1752–1821), actuary

Robert Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance. 334 words.

Barrett, George (1752–1821), actuary, was the son of a farmer of Wheeler Street, a small hamlet in Surrey. At an early age he developed an aptitude for mathematics, taking a special...

Batterson, James Goodwin

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance. 1079 words.

Batterson, James Goodwin (23 February 1823–18 September 1901), insurance executive, was born in Wintonbury (now Bloomfield), Connecticut, the son of Simeon Seely Batterson, a stonecutter,...

Baylis, Edward (1791–1861), insurance company manager

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Insurance. 270 words.

Baylis, Edward (1791–1861), insurance company manager, about whose early life nothing is known, began his career as a clerk in the Alliance insurance office. He was an enthusiast for the...

Baylis, Thomas Hutchinson (1823–1876), insurance company manager

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Insurance. 351 words.

Baylis, Thomas Hutchinson (1823–1876), insurance company manager, was the son of Edward Baylis (1791–1861), also an insurance company manager, and his wife, Ellen Maria. Little is known...

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Insurance. 512 words.

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he...

Belief in Disaster Relief and the Demand for a Public-Private Insurance Program

Marcel A.P.M. van Asseldonk, Miranda P.M. Meuwissen and Ruud B.M. Huirne.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Insurance. 0 words.

Producers' demand for a public-private crop insurance program in the Netherlands is surveyed. A novel aspect was the inclusion of the producer's belief in disaster relief. Despite emphatic...

Go to »  abstract

Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Insurance. 1230 words.

Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive, was born on 4 December 1941 at Dunrowan, Falkirk, the son of William Scott Bell, physician, and his wife,...

Better than Expected: The Hidden Dynamic of Variable Annuity Funds

Massimo Massa and Vijay Yadav.

in Review of Finance

October 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Insurance. 18888 words.

We study how variable annuity affiliation affects fund performance. We find that VA-affiliated funds outperform pure open-end funds by about 70 basis points four-factor alpha per year in...

Bignold, Thomas (1761–1835), founder of the Norwich Union insurance company

Roger Ryan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance. 1009 words.

Bignold, Thomas (1761–1835), founder of the Norwich Union insurance company, was born in Westerham in Kent, the second of the eight surviving children of John Bignold (c.1734–1795), a...

Bondholder Concentration and Credit Risk: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Alberto Manconi, Massimo Massa and Lei Zhang.

in Review of Finance

March 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; Insurance; Bankruptcy. 16141 words.

We exploit the impact of hurricane Katrina on insurance companies to study the relationship between bondholder concentration and credit risk. Redemption-driven sales by property and...

Boult, Swinton (1808–1876), insurance company manager

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Insurance. 1298 words.

Boult, Swinton (1808–1876), insurance company manager, was born on 3 December 1808 in Liverpool, one of several children of Francis Boult, a Unitarian shipowner, and his wife, Anne, née Swa...

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Insurance. 362 words.

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician, was born in London on 24 March 1811, the second son in the family of five sons and two daughters of John Aquila Brown (d. 1830), a...