Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance: International Edition

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For upper level undergraduate/graduate courses in Principles of Insurance and Risk Management.

 

Drawing from the author’s 35-plus years of teaching experience, this book introduces students to basic insurance concepts from the consumer’s point of view and equips them with the tools to make intelligent, informed insurance purchasing decisions.

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Mark S. Dorfman. I have taught introductory risk management and insurance classes for over 30 years at the following universities: University of Illinois, Miami University (Ohio), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien (The Business and Economics University of Vienna, Austria). I still enjoy teaching; in fact, most days, I love it. I hope readers that have come this far in the preface already realize that I believe teaching risk management and insurance to students is very important. I continue to find my students stimulating, challenging, and friendly people. I always kept students in mind when writing this book, and I hope they find the writing style "user friendly."

I was born in Chicago and attended Chicago public schools. My undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University. The University of Illinois awarded my Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

I have held high offices, and served on boards of directors of several academic and nonacademic institutions and I have written extensively in the major risk management and insurance academic journals. I look forward to spending part of every summer in Door County, Wisconsin.

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Do you want to show your students how risk management and insurance will he important in their business and personal lives? Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Seventh Edition covers financial planning, risk management, and insurance in ways that illustrate how expertise in these fields can be used to solve real problems. Written from managerial, consumer, and societal points of view, this insurance primer deals with both business and consumer issues to give students broad coverage of a variety of topics.

Expanded coverage of current topics now includes:
  • The Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
  • Financial risk management techniques being used as substitutes for commercial insurance.
  • The problems facing the US. social security system.
  • The continuing difficulties facing the U.S. health care delivery program, including coverage of the Healthcare Bill of Rights and Patient Rights.
  • The potential for private insurance in Eastern Europe.
  • The impact and implications of the Internet.

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