Wanda Mimra: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016
|Name||Prof. Dr. Wanda Mimra|
|Field||Risk and Insurance Economics|
Professur Risiko- u. Versich.ök.
ETH Zürich, ZUE F 1
|Department||Management, Technology, and Economics|
|Relationship||Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)|
|363-1017-00L||Risk and Insurance Economics||4 credits||3V||W. Mimra|
|Abstract||The course covers economics of risk management and insurance. Main topics are risk measures and risk management methods, supply and demand of insurance, asymmetric information in insurance markets and insurance regulation.|
|Objective||The goal is to introduce students to basic concepts of risk, risk management and economics of insurance.|
|Content||- what is the rationale for risk management?|
- measures of risk and methods of risk management
- demand and supply of insurance
- information problems in insurance markets: moral hazard, adverse selection, fraud
- insurance regulation
|Literature||- Ray Rees and Achim Wambach (2008), The Microeconomics of Insurance, Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics: Vol. 4: No 1-2.|
- Eeckhoudt/Gollier/Schlesinger (2007), Economic and Financial Decisions under Risk, Princeton University Press.
- introductory background reading: Harrington/Niehaus (2003), Risk Management and Insurance, McGraw Hill.
|364-0531-00L||CER-ETH Research Seminar||0 credits||2S||L. Bretschger, A. Bommier, H. Gersbach, W. Mimra|
|Abstract||Research Seminar of Center of Economic Research CER-ETH|
|Objective||Survey of the currently leading research in economics, especially in the CER-ETH research fields.|
|Content||Presentations of current and recent research results in the CER-ETH research fields, usually by international guest speakers.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Please note the special announcements.|
|364-1058-00L||Risk Center Seminar Series |
Number of participants limited to 50.
|0 credits||2S||B. Stojadinovic, K. W. Axhausen, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Embrechts, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, D. Helbing, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann|
|Abstract||This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.|
|Objective||Participants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.|
|Content||This course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.|
|Lecture notes||There is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.|
|Literature||Literature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Participants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.|