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S.S. Huebner Doctoral Colloquium: 2019 call for participation

2018 S.S. Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Participants Doctoral Colloquium: Left to Right: Stephen Shore (Georgia State University), Casey Rothschild (Wellesley College), Chenyuan Liu (University of Wisconsin), Ying Peng (Temple University), Lu Li (LMU Munich), Siha Lee (University of Wisconsin), George Zanjani (University of Alabama), Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)

2018 S.S. Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Participants Doctoral Colloquium: Left to Right: Stephen Shore (Georgia State University), Casey Rothschild (Wellesley College), Chenyuan Liu (University of Wisconsin), Ying Peng (Temple University), Lu Li (LMU Munich), Siha Lee (University of Wisconsin), George Zanjani (University of Alabama), Michael Hoy (University of Guelph)

The Huebner Doctoral Colloquium supports four outstanding Ph.D. candidates nationally and internationally with scholarship in the areas of risk and insurance. These doctoral candidates have the opportunity to present their research to four leading academics in the field, who provide detailed feedback to improve that research. The colloquium supports community-building by connecting beginning and advanced researchers, and prepares these students to apply for risk- and insurance-related faculty positions.

Call for Participation: 2019 colloquium

We invite Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the Huebner-ARIA Doctoral Colloquium. The colloquium gives Ph.D. students with research related to risk or insurance the opportunity to get feedback from leading scholars. The colloquium is organized by the Huebner Foundation and funded by the Huebner Foundation and the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA). Thanks to generous support from ARIA, the colloquium will increase the number of accepted doctoral students and will host two parallel colloquium sessions. The colloquium will be held on the afternoon of Sunday August 4, 2019 in San Francisco, in conjunction with the American Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting.

ELIGIBILITY: Doctoral candidates who have not defended their dissertation prior to the colloquium are eligible to apply.

TOPICS: All topics within the broad field of the economics of risk or insurance will be considered including insurance markets, risk perception, decision-making under uncertainty, risk and public policy, corporate risk management, health insurance, etc.

FORMAT: The colloquium will consist of Ph.D. candidates presenting their research in a small group setting to faculty participants. This gives student participants an opportunity to practice presenting their research and receive feedback on their work prior to going on the job market. The participating academics include editors of leading journals, prominent researchers, and former Huebner Fellows. Mike Hoy (Guelph), Lisa Posey (Penn State) and Casey Rothschild (Wellesley) and George Zanjani (University of Alabama) are the confirmed academic participants for 2019. Stephen Shore (Georgia State University, Executive Director of the Huebner Foundation) will moderate. Colloquium sponsors are pleased to offer each doctoral participant up to $1,500 to cover expenses related to travel, accommodations, and ARIA meeting attendance.

 IMPORTANT DATES: Application Submissions due May 8 st , 2019. Students will be notified of acceptance by May 15 th , 2019. The Huebner-ARIA Doctoral Colloquium will take place on Sunday August 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided prior to the colloquium.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants to the Huebner-ARIA Doctoral Colloquium should submit:

1. A completed paper that forms part of their dissertation. Please submit work that is a complete draft that has not been accepted for publication.

2. A short note consisting of a few sentences in your submission email stating your preferred career path following graduation and how you expect to benefit from attending the Huebner-ARIA Doctoral Colloquium.

3. An email from the student’s advisor supporting the student’s attendance at the Colloquium and confirming that the student is in a good position to benefit from participating. Note that this should NOT be a letter of recommendation; a brief statement of support consisting of a few sentences is sufficient.

Student submissions and advisor support should be sent via email to: Betsy Wallace, betsyjwallace@gmail.com.

Student submissions will be reviewed and selections will be made based on their contribution to the colloquium’s goals, strength of research direction, and the advisor’s assessment. All accepted students are expected to participate in the entire Colloquium.


CEAr/Huebner summer institute

The CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk 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. 

The 2019 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute

Date: July 25-27 2019

Location: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

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 ReviewQuarterly Journal of EconomicsReview of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been profiled in media outlets including The EconomistForeign Policy, the New York TimesScience 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 EconometricaAmerican Economic ReviewJournal of Political Economy, the Economic JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association, and the American Journal of Public Health, and specialist journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics & ManagementLand EconomicsNatural Resources JournalJournal of Law & EconomicsExperimental Economics, and Economics & Philosophy. His research interests include risk and uncertainty, experimental economics, law and economics, international trade policy and environmental policy.