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Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable?

7 days ago − World Scientific
There is often tension between setting insurance premiums that reflect risk and dealing with equity/affordability issues. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in the United States recently moved toward elimination of certain premium discounts, but this raised issues with respect to the affordability of coverage for homeowners in flood-prone areas. Ultimately, Congress reversed course and reinstated discounted rates for certain classes of policyholders. …
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Sociology

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Political Science

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Education, Learning
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4 hours ago − Monash University
Sufficient financial inducements are one way of encouraging people to move to regional Australia for jobs, but other factors also play a part, according to a new report. …
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Labour Markets, Productivity
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Business
Narcissistic CEOs And Financial Performance

1 hours ago − USC Marshall School of Business
Narcissism, considered by some as the "dark side of the executive personality," may actually be a good thing when it comes to certain financial measures, with companies led by narcissistic CEOs outperforming those helmed by non-narcissistic executives, according to recent research co-authored by faculty at the USC Marshall School of Business. …
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Economic Growth
Cost of World Cup May Be Too High for Brazil

2 days ago − Wiley
Brazil's World Cup has been estimated to be the priciest of any yet, with a projected cost of $11.5 billion. Some predictions even claim that the Brazilian government will have spent up to $14 billion on building and renovating 12 stadiums; upgrading federal, state and city infrastructure; and ensuring security. …
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Stock Markets

Mutual Fund Managers Invest Similarly Because of Competitive Pressures, Might Miss Good Investments


9 months ago − University of Missouri-Columbia
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