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Climate Events and Insurance Demand - The effect of potentially catastrophic events on insurance demand in Italy

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  • Alessandro Chieppa
  • Andrea Ricca
  • Gianluca Rosso

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Climate extreme events are constantly increasing. What is the effect of these potentially catastrophic events on insurance demand in Italy, with particular reference to the economic activities? Extreme precipitation events over most of the midlatitude land masses and over wet tropical regions will very likely become more intense and more frequent by the end of this century, as global mean surface temperature increases. If we look to Italy, examination of the precipitation time series shows a sensitive and highly significant decrease in the total number of precipitation events in Italy, with a trend of events intense dissimilar as regards to low and high intensity, with a decline of firsts and an increase of seconds. The risk related to hydrological natural disasters is in Italy one of the most important problem for both damage and number of victims. How evolves the ability to pay for damages, with a view to safeguarding work and economic activities, and employment protection?

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  • Alessandro Chieppa & Andrea Ricca & Gianluca Rosso, 2014. "Climate Events and Insurance Demand - The effect of potentially catastrophic events on insurance demand in Italy," Papers 1406.4114, arXiv.org.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1406.4114
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