Financing Long Term-Care in Europe—Institutions, Markets and Models
Edited by Joan Costa-Font and Christophe Courbage, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Composed of 16 chapters from the main experts in the field (including leading academics, the OECD, Swiss Re and civil servants), this book examines the potential cooperation and different forms of partnership between state, market and societal stakeholders in the financing of LTC. It not only offers a full understanding of the institutional responses and mechanisms in place for financing old age but also provides a deep analysis of both the demand and supply factors underpinning the development of financial instruments to cover LTC needs in Europe.
The Future of Insurance Regulation and Supervision—A Global Perspective
Edited by Patrick M. Liedtke and Jan Monkiewicz, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Written by leading academics, researchers and insurance industry experts, this book offers a diversified perspective on how the regulatory and supervisory framework for the insurance sector will develop over the coming years.
The Performance Economy, 2nd Edition, Walter R. Stahel, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
The industrial economy is transforming from a production-based model into a more intelligent performance-based model. Yet despite the proven benefits that selling performance provides, too many managers and policy makers still focus on designing, manufacturing, and selling goods using costly economic models and production methods.
Replete with case studies, new examples, and decades of proven research, the second edition of The Performance Economy outlines the strategies needed to face tomorrow's challenges by using science and knowledge to improve product performance, create jobs, and increase wealth and welfare. Additional topics include a description of the skills needed to produce and sell performance, details of how performance is managed over time (long-term thinking), and clear explanations that illustrate how manual and skilled jobs are created – all while reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources and contributing to a low carbon, low toxin society.
The Economics of New Health Technologies—incentives, organization, and financing
edited by Joan Costa-Font, Christophe Courbage and Alistair McGuire
Oxford University Press, 2009
This book offers the first truly global economic analysis of health care technologies; takes the subject beyond simply economic evaluation and explores the behavioural aspects, organization and incentives for new technology developments, and the adoption and diffusion of these technologies; and is hugely topical for modern health care, relevant to issues such as nano-technology, cloning, and tissue engineering. It contains contributions from international experts including economists, health policy analysts, clinicians and social scientists.
The Employment Dilemma and the Future of Work
by Orio Giarini and Patrick M. Liedtke, 164 pages
2nd edition, The Geneva Association, Geneva, 2006
This book, a bestseller which has been translated into eight languages, was originally published as a Report to the Club of Rome. The first question it considers is that in order to achieve full employment one must understand the fundamental changes of today’s economy. This book is largely devoted to the consequences of the fact that service functions have become dominant in all the sectors of the economy, and in particular, in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, in the last 30 years. This implies that the growth in services is not merely a question concerning the tertiary sector but also overall fundamental economic changes. This influences both the quantity and the quality of employment possibilities available. It also addresses the fact that the lengthening of the life cycle increases the possibility for partial employment for all those over 60 years of age.
Also available in Bulgarian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Romanian and Spanish.
Working Beyond 60: Key Policies and Practice in Europe
by Geneviève Reday-Mulvey, 240 pages
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2005
Because of demographic challenges, recent EU pension reforms encourage later and more flexible retirement. Increasing the participation of "older" workers is therefore crucial to implementing these reforms. While the question of why work beyond 60 has now become obvious, the how and for whom questions are the real topic of this new study by one of the best European specialists in the area. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the growing importance of work beyond 60 and a comparative discussion of new policies in several EU Member States as well as of company best practice.
Ventures in Insurance Economics and Strategy
30 Years – The Geneva Association
edited by Patrick M. Liedtke, 492 pages
The Geneva Association, Geneva, 2003
This book is a commemorative work that spans 30 years not only of the existence of The Geneva Association but of modern insurance in general. It includes an historical overview of the Association since its foundation in 1973 and 14 key lectures given by those who have shaped the current knowledge and understanding of insurance and risk management in the past three decades.
Insurance and September 11 – One Year After - Impact, Lessons and Unresolved Issues
edited by Patrick M. Liedtke and Christophe Courbage, 284 pages
The Geneva Association, Geneva, 2002
This Geneva Association publication regroups an analysis of the key questions facing the insurance industry worldwide as a reaction to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America. The first part of the book comprises contributions from different national insurance associations that look at the impact of the catastrophe on their regional markets. Part two discusses specific lines of business from a company and business perspective and highlights what the key issues and problems are in each sector. In the third part, the contributions deal with systemic questions linked to the event and draw a broader picture of where we are still facing unresolved issues. At the very end there is a postscript that takes a much broader view, considering wide-ranging aspects of the events as they relate to our societies in general.
Strategic Issues in Insurance - Essays in Honour of Orio Giarini
edited by Walter Kielholz and Patrick M. Liedtke, 196 pages
Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 2001
This book contains a number of essays dealing with the challenges that the insurance industry faces today and tomorrow. Among others: general and specific business strategies, internet, e-commerce and distribution; the changing regulatory environment for conducting insurance business; ethical behaviour, corporate culture and the new work environment; insurance in established and emerging markets; risk management and controlling; financial markets and reinsurance challenges. It discusses not only current topics but also addresses open questions where the insurance industry still has to find some of the answers.