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Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals

Etti Baranoff, Patrick Lee Brockett, and Yehuda Kahane
May 2009
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Risk Management and Insurance.

Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals introduces one of the most critical topics of study for 21st century students. The authors discuss how man-made disasters can have the potential to devastate the global marketplace. The authors draw on core knowledge bases from law, engineering, finance, economics, medicine, psychology, accounting, mathematics, statistics and other fields to create a holistic decision-making framework that is sustainable and valuable to students.

  • Introductions to chapters with section links to highlight the relationships with between various concepts.
  • Presents insurance as a risk management solution.
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  • Discussion of ethical dilemmas.
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Etti Baranoff Virginia Commonwealth Univ

Dr. Etti Baranoff is an associate professor of risk management, insurance, and finance at the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, where she has taught since 1995. She has been in the insurance field for over thirty years. Prior to entering academia, she worked in the insurance industry and as a Texas insurance regulator. Dr. Baranoff has spoken at many insurance and finance forums and won various awards for her research and teaching. She is a member of the prestigious Risk Theory Seminar and has published in prominent journals, including the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, Best’s Review, and Contingencies of the American Academy of Actuaries, among others. She has received various honors and recognitions during her career, including five awards given by the International Insurance Society (2008, 2006, 2004, 1996, and 1995).

Patrick Lee Brockett University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Patrick Brockett is the Director of the Risk Management and Insurance Program and holder of the Gus S. Wortham Memorial Chair in Risk Management and Insurance in McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin where he teaches full time in risk management and insurance. He holds joint appointments as a Professor in the departments of Finance, and Mathematics, and Information, Risk and Operations Research. He is a past President of The American Risk and Insurance Association. In addition, he is the former Director of the Actuarial Science Program and former Director of the Center for Cybernetic Studies in the Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, the Royal Statistical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute for Risk Management and an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. He is also a member of the Western Risk and Insurance Association, the International Actuarial Association (ASTIN section), and the Casualty Actuarial Society (Academic Corresponding Member). Besides refereeing for numerous academic journals, he has published two books and over 125 journal articles. He is a former Editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and is a member of the Honorary Advisory Board Member for the North American Actuarial Journal. His articles in risk management and insurance have won several awards from the American Risk and Insurance Association (for Best Feature Article and for Best Communication Article) and from the American Statistical Association (for the Most Outstanding Statistical Application paper), the Society of Actuaries (The Halmstad Prize for the most outstanding English language publication in actuarial science in the world), from the International Insurance Society (best paper award) from the Casualty Actuarial Society (for best paper on Casualty actuarial topics published in an ARIA journal) and from the Faculty of Actuaries of Scotland and the Institute of Actuaries in England (Brian Heys International Competition, 2nd Prize) . He has won teaching awards from the American Risk and Insurance Association and the Graduate School at The University of Texas. His research interests include formal and theoretical works on risk management topics as well as non-theoretical institutional or qualitative investigations into insurance contracts, ethics, and economics. He has served as an expert consultant to regulatory bodies, law firms, and businesses. Patrick L. Brockett received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine.

Yehuda Kahane Tel Aviv University

Dr. Kahane is active in both the academic and business areas. He is a professor of insurance and finance at Tel Aviv University. He founded and served as first dean for the Israel Academic School of Insurance. He served as Director of the Erhard Insurance Center, directed the Actuarial studies program, and coordinated the Executives Development Programs of Tel-Aviv University. He founded and directed the Chartered Life Underwriters CLU (Israel) Program. Dr. Kahane is a life and non-life actuary. He has served on the Israeli Insurance Council and on several government committees on a variety of insurance related topics. Dr. Kahane is among the most prolific researchers in insurance. He served as an associate editor of the leading journals on risk and insurance. He taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of the Negev, the University of Florida, the University of Toronto, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he presented a large number of courses around the world. Dr. Kahane also has a rich entrepreneurial experience. He is a co-initiator of the concept of "new" balanced pension funds, and co-founded the first fund in Israel (Teshura). He is a co-founder and director in Ituran Location and Control, traded on both Nasdaq (ITRN) and the major list of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. He owns the Weizman High Tech Technological Incubator, and is a partner of Capital Point that owns two other technological incubators. In addition, he is involved in many voluntary activities and non profit organizations (e.g., Chairman of the Association of Blind People in Sharon District, Or Yarok, an association for prevention of traffic accident victims, The Association. for Delaying Age Related Processes, etc.).
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