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S.S. Huebner Doctoral Colloquium

 2017 Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Participants. 

2017 Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Participants. 

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

To support the next generation of researchers focused on topics related to the economics of risk and uncertainty, the S.S. Huebner Foundation invites Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the S. S. Huebner Foundation Doctoral Colloquium. The colloquium will be held on Sunday August 5, 2018 in Chicago, in conjunction with the American Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting.

FORMAT: The Colloquium will consist of Ph.D. candidates presenting their research in a small group setting. The participating academics include editors of leading journals, prominent researchers, and former Huebner Fellows. Mike Hoy (Guelph), and Casey Rothschild (Wellesley) and George Zanjani (University of Alabama) are the confirmed academic participants for 2018. Stephen Shore (Georgia State University), Executive Director of the Huebner Foundation, will moderate. Doctoral candidates who have not defended their final thesis before the Colloquium are eligible to apply. All topics within the broad field of the economics of risk will be considered including insurance markets, risk perception, decision-making under uncertainty, risk and public policy, corporate risk management, health insurance, the economics of contracting under uncertainty, etc. The Huebner Foundation is pleased to offer each doctoral participant up to $2000 for related travel and expenses. Participants will also receive a certificate recognizing them as Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Fellows.


IMPORTANT DATES: Application Submissions due: May 14, 2018. The Colloquium will take place on Sunday August 5, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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

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

2. A short note in your submission email stating your preferred career path following graduation and how you expect to benefit from attending the Huebner 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 is sufficient.

Student submissions and advisor support should be sent via email to: Professor Stephen Shore, Executive Director S.S. Huebner Foundation, sshore@gsu.edu.

Student submissions will be reviewed and selections will be made on the basis of their contribution to the Colloquium's goals, strength of research direction, and the advisor's assessment. All accepted students will be required 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 2018 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute

Date: July 30-31 2018

Location: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


●        Christopher Udry, Northwestern University, Department of Economics, Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics

●        Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale, Department of Economics, Professor

Industry speaker:

●      Karina Whalley, AXA Global Parametrics