(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Natural disasters as the end of the insurance industry ? Scalar competitive strategies, alternative risk transfers, and the economic crisis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STURM T. (1) ; OH E. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Faculty of Medicine, Univ., Ottawa, CANADA


The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has piqued interest in the insurance industry, and this scutiny has led to assumptions that the industry has become unstable and unprofitable with the increased incidence of disasters in highly-insured regions of the world. The paper challenges that assumption by arguing that the insurance industry has responded by spreading risk through scaled and networked recovery schemes


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 41, no1 [pp. 154-163]

Bibliographic references : 80 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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