Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks Book

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks

  • Author : B. John Garrick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123746016

Quantifying and Controlling Catastrophic Risks Book Description :

One of the first books to address both natural and human generated disasters, topics include events such as pandemic diseases, climate changes, major hurricanes, super earthquakes, mega tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks. Case studies appear at the end of the book allowing engineers to see how these principles are applied to scenarios such as a super hurricane or mega tsunamis, a reactor core melt down in a nuclear plant, a terrorist attack on the national electric grid, and an abrupt climate change brought about by a change in the ocean currents in the North Atlantic. Written by the current Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Environmental risk managers will find this reference a valuable and authoritative guide both in accurately calculating risk and its applications in their work.-

Risk Management for Design and Construction Book

Risk Management for Design and Construction

  • Author : Ovidiu Cretu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1118028635

Risk Management for Design and Construction Book Description :

The essential risk assessment guide for civil engineering, design, and construction Risk management allows construction professionals to identify the risks inherent in all projects, and to provide the tools for evaluating the probabilities and impacts to minimize the risk potential. This book introduces risk as a central pillar of project management and shows how a project manager can be prepared for dealing with uncertainty. Written by experts in the field, Risk Management for Design and Construction uses clear, straightforward terminology to demystify the concepts of project uncertainty and risk. Highlights include: Integrated cost and schedule risk analysis An introduction to a ready-to-use system of analyzing a project's risks and tools to proactively manage risks A methodology that was developed and used by the Washington State Department of Transportation Case studies and examples on the proper application of principles Information about combining value analysis with risk analysis "This book is a must for professionals who are seeking to move towards a proactive risk-centric management style. It is a valuable resource for students who are discovering the intricacies of uncertainties and risks within value estimation. For professionals, the book advocates for identifying and analyzing 'only' risks whose impact are of consequence to a project's performance." —JOHN MILTON, PHD, PE Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Washington State Department of Transportation

Climate Shock Book

Climate Shock

  • Author : Gernot Wagner
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400880768

Climate Shock Book Description :

How knowing the extreme risks of climate change can help us prepare for an uncertain future If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the world is warming and there's a 10 percent chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future—why not our planet? In Climate Shock, Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman explore in lively, clear terms the likely repercussions of a hotter planet, drawing on and expanding from work previously unavailable to general audiences. They show that the longer we wait to act, the more likely an extreme event will happen. A city might go underwater. A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable. What we know about climate change is alarming enough. What we don't know about the extreme risks could be far more dangerous. Wagner and Weitzman help readers understand that we need to think about climate change in the same way that we think about insurance—as a risk management problem, only here on a global scale. With a new preface addressing recent developments Wagner and Weitzman demonstrate that climate change can and should be dealt with—and what could happen if we don't do so—tackling the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time.

Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks Book

Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks

  • Author : Norman Fenton
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439809112

Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks Book Description :

Although many Bayesian Network (BN) applications are now in everyday use, BNs have not yet achieved mainstream penetration. Focusing on practical real-world problem solving and model building, as opposed to algorithms and theory, Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks explains how to incorporate knowledge with data to develop and use (Bayesian) causal models of risk that provide powerful insights and better decision making. Provides all tools necessary to build and run realistic Bayesian network models Supplies extensive example models based on real risk assessment problems in a wide range of application domains provided; for example, finance, safety, systems reliability, law, and more Introduces all necessary mathematics, probability, and statistics as needed The book first establishes the basics of probability, risk, and building and using BN models, then goes into the detailed applications. The underlying BN algorithms appear in appendices rather than the main text since there is no need to understand them to build and use BN models. Keeping the body of the text free of intimidating mathematics, the book provides pragmatic advice about model building to ensure models are built efficiently. A dedicated website, www.BayesianRisk.com, contains executable versions of all of the models described, exercises and worked solutions for all chapters, PowerPoint slides, numerous other resources, and a free downloadable copy of the AgenaRisk software.

QFinance Book


  • Author : Various Authors
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 2200
  • ISBN 10 : 1849300003

QFinance Book Description :

Compiled by more than 300 of the world's leading professionals, visionaries, writers and educators, this is THE first-stop reference resource and knowledge base for finance. QFINANCE covers an extensive range of finance topics with unique insight, authoritative information, practical guidance and thought-provoking widsom. Unmatched for in-depth content, QFINANCE contains more than 2 million words of text, data analysis, critical summaries and bonus online content. Created by Bloomsbury Publishing in association with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, QFINANCE is the expert reference resource for finance professionals, academics, students, journalists and writers. QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource Special Features: Best Practice and Viewpoint Essays – Finance leaders, experts and educators address how to resolve the most crucial issues and challenges facing business today. Finance Checklists – Step-by-step guides offer problem-solving solutions including hedging interest-rate risk, governance practices, project appraisal, estimating enterprise value and managing credit ratings. Calculations and Ratios – Essential mathematical tools include how to calculate return on investment, return on shareholders’ equity, working capital productivity, EVA, risk-adjusted rate of return, CAPM, etc. Finance Thinkers and Leaders – Illuminating biographies of 50 of the leading figures in modern finance including Joseph De La Vega, Louis Bachelier, Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Myron Scholes Finance Library digests –Summaries of more than 130 key works ranging from “Against the Gods” to “Portfolio Theory & Capital Markets” and “The Great Crash”. Country and Sector Profiles – In-depth analysis of 102 countries and 26 sectors providing essential primary research resource for direct or indirect investment. Finance Information Sources – A select list of the best resources for further information on finance and accounting worldwide, both in print

Risk Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Risk management
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924083433379

Risk Book Description :

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters Book

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters

  • Author : Gero Michel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128040935

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters Book Description :

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters covers all major aspects of catastrophe risk modeling, from hazards through to financial analysis. It explores relevant new science in risk modeling, indirect losses, assessment of impact and consequences to insurance losses, and current changes in risk modeling practice, along with case studies. It also provides further insight into the shortcomings of current models and examines model risk and ideas to diversify risk assessment. Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters instructs readers on how to assess, price and then hedge the losses from natural and manmade catastrophes. This book reviews current model development and science and explains recent changes in the catastrophe modeling space, including new initiatives covering uncertainty and big data in the assessment of risk for insurance pricing and portfolio management. Edited by a leading expert in both hazards and risk, this book is authored by a global panel including major modeling vendors, modeling consulting firms, and well-known catastrophe modeling scientists. Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters provides important insight into how models are used to price and manage risk. Includes high profile case studies such as the Newcastle earthquake, Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina Provides crucial information on new ideas and platforms that will help address the new demands for risk management and catastrophe risk reporting Presents the theory and practice needed to know how models are created and what is and what is not important in the modeling process Covers relevant new science in risk modeling, indirect losses, assessment of impact and consequences to insurance losses, and current changes in risk modeling practice, along with case studies

Applications of Contemporary Management Approaches in Supply Chains Book

Applications of Contemporary Management Approaches in Supply Chains

  • Author : Hakan Tozan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535120452

Applications of Contemporary Management Approaches in Supply Chains Book Description :

In today's rapidly changing business environment, strong influence of globalization and information technologies drives practitioners and researchers of modern supply chain management, who are interested in applying different contemporary management paradigms and approaches, to supply chain process. This book intends to provide a guide to researchers, graduate students and practitioners by incorporating every aspect of management paradigms into overall supply chain functions such as procurement, warehousing, manufacturing, transportation and disposal. More specifically, this book aims to present recent approaches and ideas including experiences and applications in the field of supply chains, which may give a reference point and useful information for new research and to those allied, affiliated with and peripheral to the field of supply chains and its management.

Conference Proceedings Book

Conference Proceedings

  • Author : Society of Plastics Engineers. Technical Conference
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Plastics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015036320904

Conference Proceedings Book Description :

Record Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1988-06
  • Genre: Life insurance
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:35128001943305

Record Book Description :

Papers presented at regional and annual meetings of the Society of Actuaries.

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance Book

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance

  • Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher : OECD
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105121946094

Catastrophic Risks and Insurance Book Description :

This volume is the eighth of a series devoted to major policy issues in insurance, and sets out the proceedings of a conference, held in Paris in November 2004, to discuss options for dealing with losses caused by large-scale disasters. It contains a selection of papers and reports which focus on three key issues: the insurability of catastrophic risks; the extent to which financial markets can help address the risks of both natural disasters and terrorism; and the role of governments and public-private partnerships in the management of such risks.

The Analysis  Communication  and Perception of Risk Book

The Analysis Communication and Perception of Risk

  • Author : B.John Garrick
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489923707

The Analysis Communication and Perception of Risk Book Description :

The 1989 Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis dramatically demonstrated one of the most important reasons for having the Society - to bring together people with highly diverse backgrounds and disciplines to assess the common problems of societal and individual risks. The physical scientists emphasized the analytical tools for assessing environmental effects and for modeling risks from engineered systems and other human activities. The health scientists presented numerous methods of analyzing health effects, including the subject of dose-response relationships, especially at low exposure levels - never an easy analysis. The social and political scientists concentrated on issues of risk perception, communication, acceptability, and human touch. Others discussed such issues as cost-benefit analysis and the risk-based approach to decision analysis. Use of risk assessment methods for risk management continued to be a matter of strong opinion and debate. The impacts of state and federal regulations, existing and planned, were assessed in sessions and in luncheon speeches. These impacts show that risk analysis practitioners will have an increasingly important role in the future. They will be challenged to provide clear, easily understood evaluations of risk that are responsive to society's concern for risk, as evidenced in laws and regulations. Of course, the various risk analysis specialties overlapped in domains of interest.

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society Book

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society

  • Author : American Nuclear Society
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Nuclear engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047827905

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society Book Description :

Each volume contains proceedings of the annual conference of the American Nuclear Society.

Catastrophe Modeling Book

Catastrophe Modeling

  • Author : Patricia Grossi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-01-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387231297

Catastrophe Modeling Book Description :

Based on the research that has been conducted at Wharton Risk Management Center over the past five years on catastrophic risk. Covers a hot topic in the light of recent terroristic activities and nature catastrophes. Develops risk management strategies for reducing and spreading the losses from future disasters. Provides glossary of definitions and terms used throughout the book.