• Insurance Rate Litigation: A Survey of Judicial Treatment of by Judith K. Mintel (auth.)

    By Judith K. Mintel (auth.)

    The thought for this ebook got here from my selection to replace an editorial by way of Roy C. McCullough entitled "Insurance charges within the Courts" released within the June and July 1961 problems with the assurance legislations magazine. whilst this venture begun, the goal was once to supply the same magazine article surveying coverage cost litiga­ tion among 1960 and the current utilizing essentially a similar association within the seminal article. despite the fact that, the amount of pronounced situations over the past 20 years was once a lot better than expected and the problems being litigated had accelerated dramatically. The undertaking grew as my examine stepped forward, and the ensuing booklet surveys greater than 300 disputes concerning coverage ratemaking and coverage expense rules. The fruition of this venture don't have been attainable with no the constant encouragement and feedback of Roy McCullough, and it's with gratitude that I recognize his non-stop and necessary information to me during this attempt. as soon as an preliminary draft used to be ready, a couple of my affiliates cooperated through analyzing and commenting at the manuscript. i need to offer exact due to Michael J. Miller and James F. Perry who unselfishly shared their time and data to enhance this paintings. remember that, none of these who learn the manuscript is accountable for any error in proposal or aspect which could remain.

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  • Applied Health Economics by Andrew M. Jones, Nigel Rice, Teresa Bago d'Uva, Silvia Balia

    By Andrew M. Jones, Nigel Rice, Teresa Bago d'Uva, Silvia Balia

    The 1st variation of utilized healthiness Economics did a professional task of unveiling how the supply of huge scale facts units and the speedy development of complex econometric ideas may also help wellbeing and fitness economists and health and wellbeing execs make feel of data higher than ever before. This moment variation has been revised and up to date all through and features a new bankruptcy at the description and modelling of person health and wellbeing care bills, therefore broadening the book’s readership to these engaged on possibility adjustment and overall healthiness expertise appraisal. The textual content additionally absolutely displays the very most modern advances within the healthiness economics box and the foremost magazine literature. Large-scale survey datasets, specifically advanced survey designs reminiscent of panel information, offer a wealthy resource of knowledge for overall healthiness economists. they provide the scope to manage for person heterogeneity and to version the dynamics of person behaviour. besides the fact that, the measures of final result utilized in healthiness economics are usually qualitative or specific. those create distinct difficulties for estimating econometric versions. The dramatic development in computing strength over fresh years has been observed by means of the improvement of tools that support to resolve those difficulties. the aim of this booklet is to supply a pragmatic advisor to the abilities required to place those concepts into practice. Practical functions of the equipment are illustrated utilizing info on well-being from the British overall healthiness and way of life Survey (HALS), the British family Panel Survey (BHPS), the ecu group loved ones Panel (ECHP), the U.S. scientific Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and Survey of healthiness, getting old and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). there's a powerful emphasis on utilized paintings, illustrating using suitable software program with code supplied for Stata. Familiarity with the fundamental syntax and constitution of Stata is thought. The Stata code and extracts from the statistical output are embedded at once mainly textual content and defined at general intervals. The publication is equipped round empirical case reports, instead of common thought, and the emphasis is on studying via instance. It provides a close dissection of equipment and result of a few contemporary study papers written via the authors and their colleagues. appropriate tools are awarded along the Stata code that may be used to enforce them and the empirical effects are mentioned at each one stage. This textual content brings jointly the speculation and alertness of well-being economics and econometrics, and may be a precious reference for utilized economists and scholars of health and wellbeing economics and utilized econometrics.
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  • Cost-Benefit Analysis by E. J. Mishan

    By E. J. Mishan

    Should Malaysia construct a brand new metal mill, or big apple urban an city toll road? may still greater schooling extend, or water offers be enhanced? those are ordinary inquiries to which cost-benefit research, the major financial toolВ for reading difficulties of social selection can give a contribution to,В as good as offering an invaluable car for figuring out the sensible worth of welfare economics. This worthwhile textВ covers the most difficulties that come up in a standard cost-benefit exercise.

    Cost-benefit research is used all over, yet its options are really trendy in fields the place there's a few type of moral dimension.В For this version, E.J. Mishan has been joined by way of Euston Quah, to discover new themes,В including the impression ofВ uncertainty on cost-benefit research and toВ introduce a number of latest and up to date case studies.

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  • Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of by David Castillo

    By David Castillo

    "David Castillo takes us on a journey of a few terrible fabrics that experience infrequently been thought of jointly. He sheds a fantastical new gentle at the baroque."
    ---Anthony J. Cascardi, collage of California Berkeley

    "Baroque Horrors is a textual archeologist's dream, scavenged from imprecise chronicles, manuals, minor histories, and lesser-known works of significant artists. Castillo unearths stories of mutilation, mutation, monstrosity, homicide, and mayhem, and promises them to us with an inimitable aptitude for the sensational that still rejects sensationalism since it continues to be so grounded in ancient fact."
    ---William Egginton, Johns Hopkins University

    "Baroque Horrors is a huge contribution to baroque ideology, in addition to an exploration of the ugly, the terrible, the wonderful. Castillo organizes his monograph round the motif of interest, refuting the assumption that Spain is a rustic incapable of equipped medical inquiry."
    ---David Foster, Arizona nation University

    Baroque Horrors turns the present cultural and political dialog from the time-honored narrative styles and self-justifying allegories of abjection to a discussion at the heritage of our glossy fears and their giant offspring. whilst existence and demise are severed from nature and background, "reality" and "authenticity" could be skilled as spectator activities and staged sights, as within the "real lives" captured via fact television and the "authentic cadavers" displayed world wide within the physique Worlds exhibitions. instead of considering digital truth and staged authenticity as contemporary advancements of the postmodern age, Castillo appears again to the Spanish baroque interval in look for the roots of the commodification of nature and the horror vacui that accompanies it. geared toward experts, scholars, and readers of early smooth literature and tradition within the Spanish and Anglophone traditions in addition to a person attracted to horror fable, Baroque Horrors deals new how you can reconsider wide questions of highbrow and political background and relate them to the fashionable age.

    David Castillo is affiliate Professor and Director of Graduate reports within the division of Romance Languages and Literatures on the collage at Buffalo, SUNY.

    Jacket artwork: Frederick Ruysch's anatomical diorama. Engraving copy "drawn from lifestyles" through Cornelius Huyberts. snapshot from the Zymoglyphic Museum.

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  • Immigrants and Their International Money Flows by Editor Susan Pozo, Susan Pozo

    By Editor Susan Pozo, Susan Pozo

    Overseas migration with an emphasis on staff' remittances. Chapters conceal the impression of remittances on financial improvement and the interaction of immigration regulations with human capital acquisition and exertions markets in out-migration components. integrated are: * Migration and Remittances, by means of Susan Pozo. In her introductory bankruptcy, Pozo discussues why remittances became such a big subject to immigration researchers. * foreign Migration and fiscal improvement in Low-Income nations: classes from fresh info, by means of Robert E.B. Lucas. Lucas contributes a basic review of foreign migration and notes that, whereas realizing the connections among poverty and migration is critical for furthering our knowing of inhabitants routine and their impact at the receiving kingdom, it's also vital to appreciate the industrial affects of migration for these components experiencing out-migration. This results in an important element: the immigration regulations of in-migration parts can and do considerably impact fiscal improvement in low-income components of the area. * The impression of overseas Migration on knowledgeable Employment, through Oded Stark and C. Simon Fan. * How Does Migration impact neighborhood improvement? What Mexico's event Tells Us, via Christopher Woodruff. * Remittance styles of Latin American Immigrants within the usa, via Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes. * Remittances within the Pacific, by way of David J. McKenzie. McKenzie accesses survey info present in the Pacific Island-New Zealand Migration Survey (PINZMS) to help an informative case learn of the migration of Tongans to New Zealand. on account that a few one-third of Tongans have emigrated and their remittances contain 39 percentage of Tonga's gross household product, this can be an extremely attention-grabbing case learn that finds a number of conclusions when it comes to the affects of the long term movement of remittances. * the facility of domestic: Remittances to households and groups, by way of Leah okay. VanWey.
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  • Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious by Gananath Obeyesekere

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    The good pilgrimage middle of southeastern Sri Lanka, Kataragama, has develop into in recent times the religious domestic of a brand new classification of Hindu-Buddhist non secular devotees. those ecstatic clergymen and priestesses normally demonstrate lengthy locks of disheveled hair, they usually exhibit their devotion to the gods via fireplace jogging, tongue-piercing, putting on hooks, and trance-induced prophesying.The expanding acclaim for those ecstatics poses a problem not just to orthodox Sinhala Buddhism (the authentic faith of Sri Lanka) but in addition, as Gananath Obeyesekere exhibits, to the conventional anthropological and psychoanalytic theories of symbolism. Focusing first and foremost on one image, disheveled hair, Obeyesekere demonstrates that the traditional contrast among own and cultural symbols is insufficient and naive. His distinctive case reviews of ecstatics exhibit that there's continuously a reciprocity among the personal-psychological size of the logo and its public, culturally sanctioned function. Medusa's Hair hence makes an enormous theoretical contribution either to the anthropology of person adventure and to the psychoanalytic knowing of tradition. In its analyses of the symbolism of guilt, the adaptational and integrative value of trust in spirits, and a bunch of similar concerns touching on ownership states and religiosity, this ebook marks a provocative enhance in mental anthropology.
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  • Breaking the Frames: Anthropological Conundrums by Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern

    By Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew J. Strathern

    This booklet argues that the breaking and re-making of frames of research underlie the historical past of theorizing in anthropology. Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew J. Strathern observe that this mode of study hazards fabricating over-essentialized dichotomies among viewpoints. The authors suggest a aware, nuanced, people-centered method of all theorizing-one that avoids overall process techniques (-isms) and recommend that idea may still relate cogently to ethnography. aware anthropology, as this publication envisages it, isn't a particular conception yet a philosophical aspiration for the self-discipline as a whole.

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