Insurance law and insurance economics each have long and distinguished scholarly histories, but participants in the two disciplines have not always communicated well across academic silos. The Handbook encourages more policy-relevant insurance economics scholarship and more economically sophisticated legal scholarship by bringing together original contributions from leading scholars in insurance law and insurance economics on a range of issues involving insurance law and regulation.
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Edited by Daniel Schwarcz and Peter Siegelman
The Insurer’s Pre-Contractual Information Duties in General Consumer Insurance
Leander D. Loacker
The direction and clarity of the author's argument is commendably clear. Thus it is clear at the outset that he is mainly concerned with pre-contractual information duties as they affect consumers, and thus standard form contracts—although, he argues, individualised information duties, will have a significantly more important part to play in the future, and he gives some consideration to these.
This timely research review successfully combines economically-oriented legal scholarship on insurance with policy-relevant economics scholarship on insurance. Professor Schwarcz has selected seminal contributions from the past twenty years to explore some of the central questions involving the role of the state in insurance markets. These include rules governing the interpretation and enforceability of insurance contracts, the regulation of insurers and insurance markets, and the role of public programs in supporting private insurance markets.
Edited by Julian Burling and Kevin Lazarus
Given its economic importance, insurance is a field that has been underserved as an area of academic study. This detailed book provides much needed coverage of insurance law and regulation in its international context.