About Us

The Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University seeks to develop the topic of risk into a well-defined, inter-disciplinary area of study, research and policy. Risk is studied in many academic disciplines already, such as economics, finance, accounting, risk management and insurance, engineering, operations research, psychology, and even public health departments. In some cases the tools are similar, but not always, and often the research questions and applications differ markedly across these fields. CEAR will leverage the development of a dialogue between researchers and policy makers in these areas in an effort to arbitrage differences in knowledge across these areas. This activity will range over fundamental and abstract topics, immediate policy and business issues, and two-way communication between academics and practitioners. The overarching goal will be to foster rigor in the debate over policy towards risk.

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  • Call for proposals - 11th International Microinsurance Conference 2015 / Driving Growth and Sustainability – http://t.co/AHlmK1D7sh Morocco

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  • Call for Papers - The Effect of Social Norms on Organizational and Market Risk. Deadline July 1 - http://t.co/N9JYkdnaXI for more info.

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Find out who we are and what we do



CEAR conducts research that informs scholarly and policy debate on the most important and compelling economic and social questions related to risk through both its own Signature Research and our collaborator’s Sponsored Research.


As a leading collaborative research center, CEAR enables scholars from around the world to meaningfully interact to address important topics through our own hosted workshops and sponsored events.


CEAR brings together academics, researchers, and students across multiple disciplines who identify themselves as risk scholars. Come meet CEAR’s Team, Directors, Fellows, and Scholars.