Friday, May 25, 2012

The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook (Cambridge Medicine)

This new edition of The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook builds on the success of the first edition by working from the 'bottom up', with a widely praised case-based approach. A variety of guided exercises are supplemented by short papers and commentaries on legal and ethical issues, challenging readers to develop their own analyses and recommendations. Chapters cover death, genetics, new reproductive technologies, research, long-term care, mental health, children and young people, allocation of scarce resources, and general issues about autonomy and patient choice. An appendix discusses the use of this book in teaching, along with a full bibliography, list of Kennedy Institute keywords, and suggestions for further reading. An interactive CD-ROM packaged with the book provides extra cases, a glossary, legal references and the chance to record a personal learning diary. Its simple, clear style makes this book ideal for individual reference and as a set text for group teaching.

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance
Proceedinds Policy Issues in Insurance, No.8
OECD | July 2005 | ISBN: 9264009949 9789264009943 9789264009950| 424 pages | PDF | 2 MB

These proceedings 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.

Financial Institutions Management A Risk Management Approach (McGraw-HillIrwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est)

Publication Date: September 10, 2010 | ISBN-10: 0073530751 | ISBN-13: 978-0073530758 | Edition: 7
Saunders and Cornett’s Financial Institutions Management: A Risk Management Approach 7/e provides an innovative approach that focuses on managing return and risk in modern financial institutions. The central theme is that the risks faced by financial institutions managers and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed are becoming increasingly similar whether an institution is chartered as a commercial bank, a savings bank, an investment bank, or an insurance company. Although the traditional nature of each sector’s product activity is analyzed, a greater emphasis is placed on new areas of activities such as asset securitization, off-balance-sheet banking, and international banking.


In recent years, the livestock sector has been hit by a number of high-profile diseases, such as BSE, Foot and Mouth Disease and Avian Influenza. These have had a devastating economic impact on livestock producers and the broader livestock industry. One key response has been a growing interest in livestock disease insurance. However there is a need for greater understanding of private incentives, market impacts, and public policy perspectives on regional, national and international levels, if livestock insurance products and complementary risk management programm are to be developed.

This book provides a balanced and broad-ranging overview of the economics of livestock disease insurance. It covers both general issues and specific case studies drawn from the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, focusing on specific issues. The book is unique in addressing this subject and will interest readers in agricultural business and economics, veterinary science and the livestock sector.

Table of Contents:
* Economics of Livestock Disease Insurance - Principles,Issues, and Worldwide Cases
* The Role of USDA-APHIS in Livestock Disease Management within the US

* The Role of Public Policy in Controlling Animal Disease
* Incentive Compatibility in Risk Management of Contagious Livestock Diseases
* Insurability Conditions and Livestock Disease Insurance
* Issues Associated with US Livestock Disease Compensation in the 21st Century
* Data Requirements for Domestic Livestock Insurance
* Public and Private Schemes Indemnifying Epidemic Livestock Losses in the European Union: A Review
* Designing Epidemic Livestock Insurance
* The German System of Compensating Animal Keepers in
* Cases of Outbreaks of Animal Diseases
* Managing the Risks and Impacts of Animal Diseases in the Australian Livestock Sector
* Livestock Industry Insurance: Canada
* The Current State of US Federally-Supported Livestock Insurance
* Livestock Disease Eradication Programs and Farm Incentives: The Case of Bovine Tuberculosis
* Economic Impacts of Eradicating Scrapie, Ovine Progressive Pneumonia, and Johne's Disease on US Sheep, Lamb, Sheep Meat, and Lamb Meat Markets
* Understanding Broader Economic Effects of Livestock Insurance and Health Management: Impacts of Disease
Outbreak on Allied Industries
* US Livestock Industry's Views on Livestock Disease Insurance
* Modeling the Impact of Compulsory Foot and Mouth Disease Insurance in the European Union
* Investigating the Feasibility of Livestock Disease Insurance:
* A Case Study in US Aquaculture