10 Dec
11 Dec

CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2012


10 December 2012 - 11 December 2012

General Information

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 nascent field of behavioral insurance attempts to explain many of the discrepancies between theories and observations within insurance markets.

The workshop is organized in order to further promote and enrich the discipline. It will give researchers the opportunity to present their work and exchange ideas on the topic. It will be hosted by the Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and organized by Andreas Richter and Jörg Schiller. It will take place on December 10th and 11th, 2012.

Submissions of abstracts and full papers are welcome. Selected papers from the workshop may be considered for the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. This workshop is in cooperation with the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University.

Preliminary Program

Scientific Review Committee

  • Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University
  • Alexander Mürmann, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Charles Noussair, Tilburg University
  • Andreas Richter, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • Jörg Schiller, University of Hohenheim
  • Harris Schlesinger, University of Alabama
  • Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University

With support from

  • The Center for Insurane Research, Florida State University
  • Institut für Finanz- und Aktuarwissenschaft (ifa)
  • Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services, Illinois State University
  • SV Sparkassen Versicherung AG
  • Swiss Life AG
  • Verein zur Förderung der Versicherungswissenschaft in München e.V.

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