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Optimal Catastrophe Insurance with Multiple Catastrophes

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  • Henri LOUBERGE

    (University of Geneva)

  • Harris SCHLESINGER

    (University of Alabama)

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This paper adopts a normative approach to catastrophe insurance. It addresses the question of how innovations in the design of insurance contracts could help resolve the capacity gap in the provision of insurance against natural catastrophes. It extends previous research with the same approach first by considering the case of "uncorrelated catastrophes", and second by combining the influence of catastrophes on claims amounts (severity risk) and on the probability of loss (frequency risk). We show that the menu of contracts proposed in previous research, where only one type of catastrophe is considered, is dominated by the menu of contracts proposed in this paper, taking into account the absence of correlation between catastrophes of different kinds.

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Paper provided by International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering in its series FAME Research Paper Series with number rp7.

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Date of creation: Sep 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fam:rpseri:rp7

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  1. Garven, James R. & Louberge, Henri, 1996. "Reinsurance, Taxes, and Efficiency: A Contingent Claims Model of Insurance Market Equilibrium," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 5(1), pages 74-93, January.
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  6. Louberge, H. & Kellezi, E. & Gilli, M., 1999. "Using Catastrophe-Linked Securities to Diversify Insurance Risk: a Financial Analysis of Cat Bonds," Research Papers by the Department of Economics, University of Geneva 99.04, Département des Sciences Économiques, Université de Genève.
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  1. Sam Cole, 2010. "The regional portfolio of disruptions, protection, and disasters," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 44(2), pages 251-272, April.

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