Examining Flood Insurance claims in The United States : six key findings

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Title: Examining Flood Insurance claims in The United States : six key findings / Carolyn Kousky, Erwann Michel-KerjanAuthor: Kousky, Carolyn
Physical description: 32 p.Notes: Sumario: We undertake the first large-scale analysis of flood insurance claims in the United States, analyzing over 1 million claims from the federally managed National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) over the period 1978-2012. Using fixed effects regressions and other statistical analyses, we test several hypotheses about the nature and drivers of flood claims (e.g., the impact of flood zone, characteristics of the house, individual and collective mitigation, and repetitive loss properties), as well as uncover quantitative relationships on the determinants of claims payments. We also examine how claims are distributed across time and space. Our findings, several surprising, provide a quantitative basis for exploring the challenges associated with low insurance demand and also can contribute to more informed policy decisions regarding reform of the NFIP, as well as flood insurance markets around the world.Related records: En: The Journal of risk and insurance. - Nueva York : The American Risk and Insurance Association, 1964- = ISSN 0022-4367. - 04/09/2017 Volumen 84 Número 3 - septiembre 2017 , p. 819-850Materia / lugar / evento: Reclamaciones Seguro de inundación Siniestros Mercado de seguros Estados Unidos Other authors: Michel-Kerjan, Erwann
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