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Wanda Mimra: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Wanda Mimra
FieldRisk and Insurance Economics
Address
Professur Risiko- u. Versich.ök.
ETH Zürich, ZUE F 1
Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailwmimra@ethz.ch
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
363-1017-00LRisk and Insurance Economics4 credits3VW. Mimra
AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveThe 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.
364-0531-00LCER-ETH Research Seminar Restricted registration - show details 0 credits2SL. Bretschger, A. Bommier, H. Gersbach, W. Mimra
AbstractResearch Seminar of Center of Economic Research CER-ETH
ObjectiveSurvey of the currently leading research in economics, especially in the CER-ETH research fields.
ContentPresentations of current and recent research results in the CER-ETH research fields, usually by international guest speakers.
Prerequisites / NoticePlease note the special announcements.
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SB. 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
AbstractThis 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.
ObjectiveParticipants 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.
ContentThis 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 notesThere is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.