CEAR/MRIC Workshop VII: Behavioral Insurance 2016

Posted On July 19, 2016

December 12, 2016 – December 13, 2016


The CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop invites researchers to submit papers that offer new experimental, econometric or theoretical insights into human behavior in the insurance context. Submissions should have an insurance and/or decision under risk and uncertainty background and establish a link to non-traditional demand or supply theories.

Behavioral economics and behavioral finance typically incorporate cognitive and social factors in modeling economic decisions. These include decisions made by the buyers and sellers of insurance-related products. The field of behavioral insurance attempts to explain many of the discrepancies between theories and observations within insurance markets.

The workshop will be hosted by the Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany, and organized by Andreas Richter and Jörg Schiller. It will be held in cooperation with the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University. The preliminary schedule has Professors Cary Deck (University of Arkansas), Charles Noussair (University of Arizona) and Richard Zeckhauser (Harvard University) giving plenary talks.

This year’s workshop will be held in memoriam Harris Schlesinger – an exceptional scholar, a strong advocate for the field of insurance economics, and a very active member of the MRIC, who contributed tremendously to the former Behavioral Insurance Workshops. Dr. Schlesinger was the founding editor of the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (GRIR, formerly Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory) which will honor him with a special issue following the workshop.

Submission instructions

Please submit proposals electronically to richter@lmu.de as file attachment in pdf or MS-Word format by July 31st, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 15th, 2016 and completed papers will be due by October 31st, 2016.

Scientific Review Committee

Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University
Martin Kocher, LMU Munich
Alexander Mürmann, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Charles Noussair, University of Arizona
Andreas Richter, LMU Munich
Jörg Schiller, University of Hohenheim
Nicolas Treich, Toulouse School of Economics

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