5th Annual CEAR – Huebner Summer Risk Institute

Posted On December 4, 2017

July 30, 2018 – July 31, 2018


Georgia State University
55 Park Place NE
12th Floor
Joiner Seminar Room

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Program  | Descriptions of Presentations 


The CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute aims to expose Ph.D. students and faculty interested in risk and uncertainty to relevant cutting-edge models, tools, and theory. The targeted audience includes faculty and Ph.D. students interested in the economics of risk but who are located at colleges and universities that do not have access to specialized Ph.D. seminars courses covering the most recent research advances in these areas. The institute consists of lectures given by leading scholars in the fields of risk and uncertainty.

The fifth annual institute will be held July 30 to July 31, 2018 in Atlanta. The institute is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR, cear.gsu.edu) and the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education.


  • Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University, C.V. Starr Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, and Director of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR)
  • KEYNOTE: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale, Department of Economics, Professor
  • KEYNOTE: Christopher Udry, Northwestern University, Department of Economics, Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics
  • Karina Whalley, AXA Global Parametrics

Sponsors and Funding

The conference is sponsored and funded by the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education, as well as the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Go to huebnerfoundation.org for more information on the Huebner Foundation, and cear.gsu.edu for more information on CEAR.


Interested scholars are welcome to register without cost, space permitting. Please register for the institute using the form below. Limited financial support may be available for interested doctoral students to cover some costs of attendance (e.g. hotel and meals while attending), but we are unable to offer assistance with airfare or travel costs for attendees.


The workshop will be held in the Joiner Seminar Room, which is located on the 12th floor of the 55 Park Place Building at Georgia State University. Here is a map link to 55 Park Place; the physical address is 55 Park Place Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303. You will need to check-in at the front desk before proceeding to the 12th floor – please bring a photo ID for verification.

Driving and public transportation directions are included in the program above.

Reimbursements and Lodging

Standard travel and accommodation support for presenters and keynote speakers will be provided, and we will contact those parties directly for procedures and guidelines.

CEAR will book and manage lodging reservations for all presenters and for some guests, whenever possible. CEAR will contact the presenters directly to determine their lodging needs. All other attendees needing lodging assistance should indicate your need during registration below, and we will make every effort to accommodate. Lodging expenses that can be covered for attendees include two (2) nights at the host hotel; any other expenses, or additional nights, would be at your own expense. If you would rather book your lodging on your own, there are a number of options within walking distance – be aware that you may not be able to secure our pre-negotiated rates.


Registration for this event is closed.