Partnerships for Affordable and Equitable Disaster Insurance

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Jaroslav Mysiak

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Carlos Pérez-Blanco

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Venice

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Date Written: July 2015

Abstract

Extreme events are becoming more frequent and intense, inflating the economic damages and social hardship setoff by natural catastrophes. Amidst budgetary cuts, there is a growing concern on societies’ ability to design solvent disaster recovery strategies, while addressing equity and affordability concerns. The participation of private sector along with public one through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) has gained on importance as a means to address these seemingly conflicting objectives through the provision of (catastrophic) natural hazard insurance.

This is the case of many OECD countries, notably some EU Member States such as the United Kingdom and Spain. The EU legislator has adapted to this new scenario and recently produced major reforms in the legislation and regulation that govern the framework in which PPPs for (catastrophic) natural hazard insurance develop. This paper has a dual objective: 1) review the complex legal background that rules the provision of insurance against natural catastrophes in the EU after these major reforms; 2) assess the implications of the reforms and offer concise Policy Guiding Principles.

Keywords: Public-private partnerships (PPPs), natural hazards insurance, economic instruments, solidarity.

Suggested Citation

Mysiak, Jaroslav and Pérez-Blanco, Carlos, Partnerships for Affordable and Equitable Disaster Insurance (July 2015). CMCC Research Paper No. 258, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2655658 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2655658

Jaroslav Mysiak (Contact Author)

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

Carlos Pérez-Blanco

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Venice ( email )

Campo S. M. Formosa, Castello 5252
Venezia, 30122
Italy

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