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Schadensersatz für Opfer von Naturkatastrophen: ein Vergleich zwischen Belgien und den Niederlanden

  • Véronique Bruggeman
  • Michael G. Faure
  • Miriam Haritz
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    The paper compares the development and present state of compensation for victims of catastrophes in Belgium and The Netherlands, two countries that have both undergone legislative changes in this field in recent years. From the perspective of law and economics, the evolution of private insurance and public intervention through compensation funds, the preference for private or public solutions and the actual financing of these are analyzed. Drawing from practical experience such as the case of flood risks, the solutions are tested in view of incentive-based financing, such as risk differentiation and other. The paper concludes that both countries have produced different forms of Public Private Partnerships, whereby the private insurance market is more developed in Belgium than in The Netherlands, where the reform process has not yet come to an end. Die vorliegende Untersuchung vergleicht die Entwicklung der Entschädigung für Opfer von Naturkatastrophen in Belgien und den Niederlande bis hin zum gegenwärtigen Stand der Dinge. In beiden Ländern ist es in den letzten Jahren zu Veränderungen in diesem Bereich gekommen, die hier aus Sicht der Rechtsökonomie untersucht werden. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt auf der Frage, inwieweit sich ein privater Versicherungsmarkt herausgebildet hat oder auf staatliche Katastrophenfonds zurückgegriffen wird, sowie einer Untersuchung der jeweiligen Finanzierungs- und Auszahlungsmechanismen. Zu diesem Zwecke wird die praktische Anwendung der Lösungen insbesondere am Beispiel von Hochwasserschäden, mit Blick auf die Möglichkeit einer anreizbasierten Finanzierung, wie der Risikodifferenzierung, deutlich gemacht. Im Ergebnis wird festgestellt, dass sich in beiden Ländern unterschiedliche Formen von sogenannten Public Private Partnerships entwickelt haben, wobei das Angebot privater Versicherungen in Belgien weitaus ausgeprägter ist als in den Niederlanden, wo der Reformprozess noch nicht abgeschlossen ist.

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    Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung.

    Volume (Year): 77 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 18-43

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