2019 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute

Posted On January 23, 2019

July 25, 2019 – July 26, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia.

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Georgia State University Robinson College of Business’ Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk and the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education are pleased to announce the 2019 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute. The Institute exposes Ph.D. students and interested faculty in risk and uncertainty to relevant cutting-edge models, tools, and theory. Our audience is primarily comprised of faculty and Ph.D. students interested in the economics of risk who are located at colleges and universities that do not have access to specialized seminars and courses in these areas. Lectures are conducted by leading scholars in the fields of risk and uncertainty located at Georgia State University and elsewhere. The Huebner Foundation has supported the CEAR/Huebner Summer Institute for four years.

Keynote Speakers

Robert T. Jensen (Yale University) - Robert Jensen is a professor of economics and director of the Program on Social Enterprise at the Yale School of Management. His research focuses on poverty and economic development, including topics such as gender, health, education, fertility and the role of markets and private enterprise in promoting economic development. He has conducted research projects in China, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nepal and India. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been profiled in media outlets including The Economist, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, Science and the Wall Street Journal.

Christopher B. Barrett (Cornell University) - Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a professor in the Department of Economics, and a fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University. He has won several university, national, and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists.

Guest Speaker

Glenn Harrison (CEAR, Georgia State University) - Glenn Harrison is the C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management & Insurance and Director of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), in the Department of Risk Management & Insurance, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He has over 140 academic publications, including general journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and the American Journal of Public Health, and specialist journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, Land Economics, Natural Resources Journal, Journal of Law & Economics, Experimental Economics, and Economics & Philosophy. His research interests include risk and uncertainty, experimental economics, law and economics, international trade policy and environmental policy.

Industry Speaker

Erdem Karaca (Swiss Re) - Erdem Karaca is the Head of Cat Perils Americas and a senior vice-president for group underwriting at Swiss RE. Erdem has previously worked at AIG as Director of Property and Special Risks and has been a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Geological Survey. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Information for interested attendees

Interested scholars are welcome to register without cost, space permitting. Limited financial support may be available for interested doctoral students to cover some costs of attendance (e.g., hotel and meals while attending; no airfare or travel assistance is available).

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