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Catastrophic Risks and Insurance

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These proceedings, based on a conference held in November 2004 at OECD in Paris, present leading academic analysis as well as government and private sector information and experience-sharing on how governments and the financial and insurance sectors can deal with losses caused by terrorism, atmosperic perils, and other large-scale risks.

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Some Aspects of the Economics of Catastrophe Risk Insurance

The ability to share risk efficiently in the economy is essential to welfare and growth. However, the increased frequency of natural catastrophes over the last decade has raised once again questions associated to the limits of insurability in a free markets economy, and to the relevance of public interventions on risk-sharing markets.

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