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university of bath
Year Established: 2012

Host Institution: University of Bath

A leading international centre of excellence for the conduct, promotion, and dissemination of relevant and high impact research on the management of risks faced by individuals, companies, and the public sector; carrying an overarching vision to promote risk scholarship as an interdisciplinary area of research of both national and global significance.

Areas of Research: Insurance and strategic risk management; risk management and governance; risk in emergent markets; history of insurance.

Recent Publications:

• Firm Size and Growth in Sweden's Life Insurance Market between 1855 and 1947: A Test of Gibrat's Law. Business History, 56 (forthcoming).

• Mutuality as a Control for Information Asymmetry: A Historical Analysis of the Claims Experience of Mutual and Stock Fire Insurance Companies in Sweden 1889-1939. Business History, 53(7):1074 -1091.

• The Determinants of Reinsurance in the Swedish Property Fire Insurance Market during the Inter-war years 1919-1939.

• Corporate Ownership, Equity Risk and Return in the People's Republic of China. Journal of International Business Studies. 39(7): 1149-1168.

• Debt Capacity, Cost of Debt and Corporate Insurance. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 42(2): 433-466.

Contact Person: Michael Adams, Director