Legal Risk Management in Tort Law: A Positive Legal Theory Based on a Comparative Analysis Ghent University
The doctoral research has two main goals. First, it aims at an encompassing analysis of the theoretical models and concepts used internationally to assess different techniques used for legal risk management in tort law. Based on this analysis, it will provide a positive legal theory for the better understanding of the situation under Belgian law.
Risk Factor Knowledge in Medical Sciences. A Philosophical Analysis of Benefits and Potential Dangers Ghent University
We investigate different meanings of the notion risk factor in their relation with the concepts of U+201EcauseU+201F and U+201EdiseaseU+201F. We examine the explanatory power and importance for prevention of risk factor knowledge in its different meanings. We examine whether/when it can be theoretically justified to interpret risk factors as diseases on their own and whether/when this entails disease mongering.
Analysis of pesticide residueas in major food items and consumer risk assessment in Ethiopia Ghent University
Consumer exposure to pesticides may cause a health risk for the people living in Ethipia. pesticide residues analysed on selected food items may exceed internationally safety leveld. Sepcific objectives -To initiate the determination of type and resudues levels of pesticides in teff, maize, coffee and cow milk - to investigate fot the first time the effect of local food processing on the elimination or reduction of pesticide residues in food ...
Understanding heterogeneity in preschoolers at risk for struggling with mathematics learning: profile analyses and dynamic assessments KU Leuven
Assessment of atmospheric environmental risks related to artworks in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage complex of Alhambra (Granada, Spain) with the emphasis on the analysis of a unique collection of authentic pigment samples. University of Antwerp
Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Advanced Risk Analytics in a Dynamic Insurance and Finance Environment. KU Leuven
Flexible analytics for characterizing and exploiting the time-variation in financial risk. KU Leuven
Investors trade-off risks and rewards when making financial decisions. A difficulty in this process is that not all risks are rewarded equally at all times. Therefore, an investor may benefit from understanding the drivers of the time variation of the risks to which he is exposed such that he can optimize his risk taking behavior. In this thesis, I focus on the time variation of financial risk from three perspectives. In Chapter One, I ...
The classical approach to manage insurance risk consists in selling a sufficiently large number of policies. This strategy allows the insurer to reduce the variations of the claim payments per-policy around the corresponding theoretical mean. Nevertheless, the insurer remains exposed to a systematic risk which cannot be completely eliminated by increasing the portfolio size. The presence of this risk is essentially due to the fact that the ...