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Sigorta Dunyasi: Countries with high insurance rates are recovering rapidly after a natural disaster

A study by the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in a Turkish newspaper. According to the study, countries with higher insurance penetration usually bounce back faster from natural disasters, but the “fragmented” nature of…

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Asia Insurance Post: Global annual average cat losses rise almost eight times in 50 years

Higher insurance penetration usually speeds recovery from natural disasters, but not in the US due to a fragmented insurance market, says new report from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. "The report looks mostly at vulnerable…

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Catastrophe insurance

Higher insurance penetration usually speeds recovery from natural disasters, but not in the US due to a fragmented insurance market, says new report from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Countries with higher insurance penetration usually…

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Responding to Lebanon’s crisis: mobilising philanthropic funds

A vigil for the victims of the explosium in Beirut / Mehr News Agency / CC BY The emergency in Lebanon caused by the explosion of a stock of ammonium nitrate has created a devastating new level of crisis in…

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Nikita Chiu on space debris, satellites and public education about space sustainability

Dr Nikita Chiu, a 2016 alumna of the MPhil in Technology Policy programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, worries about an improbable – but potentially catastrophic – scenario: a major orbital collision such as a satellite colliding with space debris.…

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Le Monde: Leaders, disasters and the sense of risk

An article about business leaders and how the personal story can influence their strategic decisions. A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, suggests that experiencing a natural disaster at…

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Risk & Insurance: Harvey hampers third of US refining capacity

The economy of Houston, Texas, could lose up to $60 billion in gross domestic output in the next year due to Hurricane Harvey floods, according to an analysis by the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies. “Beyond the immediate impact to…

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Why a disaster may not be disastrous

Research shows that the behaviour of business leaders could be directly linked to their experiences in childhood. What makes a great leader? Effectiveness? Experience? Volcanoes? It might seem unlikely, but new research from a team of academics, including Raghavendra Rau,…

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Japanese market fallout

Japan's markets will continue to fluctuate until the nuclear crisis is resolved Dr George Olcott, Cambridge Judge Business School Fellow, says he has been 'impressed' and even 'moved' by the way Japanese people have responded to the crisis that has…

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Risky business

Factoring in the 'unknown unknowns': why new multidisciplinary risk management models are needed in light of the Japanese earthquake Michelle Tuveson, Executive Director of the Centre for Risk Studies, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, says risk management modelling will…

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