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(economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)

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"As DISY we acknowledge the moral hazard and we are concerned," lawmaker and academic economist Marios Mavrides said in a telephone interview on Tuesday.
While Oliver examines the response of the firm and groups of firms to institutional pressures, we adapt her framework to outline pragmatic, short-term responses to an entrepreneur's family-related moral hazards. Specifically, we propose that the Ugandan entrepreneur may engage a strategic response to minimize the moral hazard in an attempt to maximize value creation and capture for the firm.
They [nineteenth century insurers] would refuse to insure "moral hazards" --that is, people with bad characters.
There is a large degree of heterogeneity in the moral hazards and hence large standard errors.
"Each user is different and the moral hazards inherent in user and software mismatch can take many shapes," said Thompson.
My second point concerns the mitigation of moral hazard. We absolutely have to avoid situations in which the payment of taxes or levies is understood as a de facto bailout policy insurance.'
exacerbate the moral hazards of third-party insurance contracts, the
This is where the moral hazard in construction truly lies.
Three-quarters into Moral Hazard, Kate Jennings' hilarious and horrific tale of 1990s Wall Street, the soul-sucking turns literal.
Whatever limitations the estate tax may have put on the moral hazards of inheritance are now being eroded by President Bush's decision to start repealing the tax.
This in itself creates other moral hazards, of course, and private sector Indonesian debtors would have to share some of the burden in the form of debt-equity swaps, nationalization, and so on if they are to benefit from the scheme.
The principal reason is the so-called "moral hazards" problem endemic to insurance: The act of providing insurance changes the probabilities of occurrence of those very outcomes that are insured.
Legitimate concerns persist about the strategic efficacy and moral hazards offered up by the nation's horizonless War on Terror, including how much it is really going to cost and how it should, in justice, be paid for and in justice executed.
After a discussion of IVF's inherent moral hazards, the procedure is unequivocally denounced; therefore, it follows that human cloning, being wholly dependent on IVF techniques, is by extension prohibited.
Many banking regulators, academics, and others hold that deposit insurance creates an undesirable moral hazard in banking.