ESA-announce Call for Papers / Presentation – CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2017, deadline 4 Sept. 2017

Posted on 2017/09/07. Filed under: 綜合 |

Call for Papers / Presentation for the upcoming CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2017. Deadline to submit is 4 Sept. 2017. Information is below, attached, and can be viewed online here – Please feel free to forward to others in your network that may be interested.

All the best,
Mark Schneider
Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk
Georgia State University

CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2017

December 6 and 7, 2017

Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk,

Georgia State University, Atlanta

General Information

This workshop brings together researchers interested in the manner in which risk management and insurance can be understood with behavioral methods. Alternative theoretical models are welcome, although analyses that are disconnected from theory are not. We expect researchers from a variety of disciplines will find this workshop of interest, including economics, finance, risk management, insurance, accounting, and psychology. This workshop is held joint with the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) and the Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC), alternating from year to year between sunny Atlanta and sunny Munich. This is the 8th workshop in this series.

For each paper we typically allocate one hour (40 min. presentation, 10 min. discussion by discussant, 10 min. general discussion) to provide participants with the opportunity for an in-depth presentation of their work. If possible all sessions will be plenary, but there may be one or two parallel sessions if needed.


The primary keynote address will be given by Professor Ben Handel from the University of California, Berkeley: Ben received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton in 2004, an M.A. in Economics from Northwestern University in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 2010, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2011. His research focuses on the microeconomics of consumer choice and market structure in the health care sector, with an emphasis on health insurance markets. His most recent research has emphasized the role that consumer choice frictions, such as inertia and limited information, can have when assessing the welfare outcomes of different regulatory policies in health insurance markets. In addition, his work studies incentive design and adoption of information technology by medical providers. Ben has partnered with a range of large firms and policy organizations in the health care sector to study questions in these areas. Ben has published on health insurance issues in Econometrica, the American Economic Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

This year the Behavioral Insurance Workshop will overlap for one day, by design, with another annual workshop co-sponsored by CEAR on Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics. The keynote address for the Behavioral and Experimental Health Economics workshop will also be given on the overlap day, and will be given by Professor Judd Kessler from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania: Judd received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 2004, an M.Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2011. In his research he uses a combination of laboratory and field experiments to answer questions in Public Economics and market design. He investigates the economic and psychological forces that motivate individuals to contribute to public goods, with applications including organ donation, worker effort, and charitable giving. He also investigates market design innovations, placing particular emphasis on bringing market design from theory to practice, with applications including course allocation and priority systems for organ allocation. Judd’s research has appeared in general interest journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Management Science, as well as specialist journals such as Health Economics and American Journal of Transplantation, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.


CEAR will provide travel support and cover local expenses for participants that are presenting papers or acting as discussants. The usual university guidelines apply, although we can provide extra nights of support for overseas visitors if needed.

There will be a modest charge for participants that are not presenting papers, or are members of the Scientific Committee. This is to cover some fraction of catering and dinner costs. This charge will be noted on the participation link when that is set up.


Glenn Harrison is the primary organizer of this workshop. He is the C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management and Insurance at GSU, and Director of CEAR.

Scientific Committee

  • Glenn Harrison (GSU, Risk Management & Insurance): chair
  • Johannes Jaspersen (LMU and MRIC)
  • Jimmy Martínez-Correa (Copenhagen Business School, Economics)
  • Andreas Richter (LMU and MRIC)

Submission of Papers

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit either the full paper (if available), or an extended abstract that addresses objectives, methods, results, and conclusions. All submissions should be in PDF. Submissions should be made by Monday September 4 at Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper by Monday October 2 at the latest.


Registration will be open starting September 4, 2017.


The workshop will be held at GSU’s Buckhead Campus, which is located in the city’s financial district, just north of downtown Atlanta.

CEAR Workshop — 2017 Behavioral Insurance CALL FOR PAPERS.pdf


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