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Abstract

These are two main strategies in dealing with rare and dependent catastrophic risks: the use of risk reduction measures and the use of risk spreading mechanisms, such as insurance and financial markets. These strategies are not separable. The risk reduction measures increase the insurability of risks. On the other hand, the insurance policies on premiums may enforce risk reduction measures. The role of the system approaches, models and accompanying decision support systems becomes of critical importance for managing catastrophic risks. The paper discusses some methodological challenges concerning the design of such models and decision support systems.

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Authors: INERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, ;LAXENBURG (AT), ;GLUSHKOVS INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS, ;KIEV (RU),
Bibliographic Reference: Article: European Journal of Operational Research 122 (2000), 452-460
Record Number: 200011936 / Last updated on: 2000-05-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en