9th International Microinsurance Conference 2013

The 9th International Microinsurance Conference was hosted by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, with the support of the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK), the Indonesian Insurance Council (DAI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), the Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), the World Bank/IFC and the PharmAccess Foundation.

CEAR is responsible for anchoring the Academic Track within the conference at large as well as running a Pre-Conference on Scientific Evaluation Methodology just prior to the conference. The purpose of the pre-conference:

The fields of behavioral economics and experimental economics have seen dramatic changes over the past several years, with increasing interest from within academe and the professional community. The purpose of this session will be to review recent advances in experimental methodologies for evaluating the demand for insurance and risk management, as well as the welfare evaluation of microinsurance products. The pre-conference will include participation in pedagogic experiments designed to demonstrate some of the themes, with a particular emphasis on the demand for index insurance. Participants will therefore get a “hands on” experience in what these experiments involve, as well as a discussion covering the design and analysis of the experiment they were involved in.

The instructors for the pre-conference were Georgia State University Professors Glenn Harrison and J. Todd Swarthout. Below you can find recordings and their slide deck of their presentations.

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Harrison – Download Slides

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Swarthout – Download Slides

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Experiment Results and Conclusion

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If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with CEAR.