Introduction to Risk and Insurance
By Ralph Blanchard
2001/06 - Beard Books
1587981009 - Paperback - Reprint - 220 pp.
An informative discussion of the major aspects and elements of the subject of insurance.
This book contains a collection of thirty-five major articles and addresses by
D. Blanchard, a renowned specialist in the systematic study of insurance. The
collection presents clear and precise interpretations on a broad range of
topics, such as risk-bearing, ratios, public relations, the basis of premium
rates, insurance terminology, and government and insurance. As such, this volume
is especially interesting and useful for people in the insurance field, teachers
and students in insurance, as well as others who are affected by risk elements
in their businesses.
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Ralph H. Blanchard (1891-1973), graduated from Dartmouth College in 1911 and received his Doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught until 1917. He was president of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 1941 and 1942. He also served as president of the American Association of University Teachers of Insurance, as vice president and manager of the American Managers Association, and as director of the Insurance Society of New York. He was the author of numerous publications, and instituted and edited the McGraw-Hill Insurance Series, of which twenty volumes appeared before his retirement. Dr. Blanchard was an advisor to the insurance industry and was also a consultant to the Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, and the Social Security Board. In 1958 he was elected to the Insurance Hall of Fame established by the Griffith Foundation and Ohio State University.