The seventh in a series of annual volumes on the financial sector from the Brookings Institution and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania focuses on public policy issues confronting the insurance industry. Contents include: Editors' Summary Extending the Theory to Meet the Practice of Insurance David M. Cutler and Richard Zeckhauser The Crisis in Medical Malpractice Insurance Patricia M. Danzon, Andrew J. Epstein and Scott J. Johnson Tort Liability, Insurance Rates, and the Insurance Cycle Scott E. Harrington Insuring against Terrorism: The Policy Challenge Kent Smetters Brokers and the Insurance of Non-Verifiable Losses Neil A. Doherty and Alexander Muermann Consolidation in the European Insurance Industry: Do Mergers and Acquisitions Create Value for Shareholders? J. David Cummins and Mary A. Weiss Coping with International Regulatory Complexity in the Insurance Industry Ernie Patrikis (AIG), Terri Vaughan (IID), and Brant Free (Chubb)
Robert E. Litan is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings and vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. Richard Herring is director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies and codirector of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.