Martin F Grace

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Martin F Grace

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Risk, Actuarial Science, and Legal Studies

      • Joseph E. Boettner Professor


Dr. Martin F. Grace joins the Fox School as the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management.

Most recently, Grace was a Georgia Regents’ Professor and held the James S. Kemper Jr. Professorship in Risk Management. He served as the chair of Georgia State University’s risk management and insurance department. He is the former president of the Risk Theory Society, and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance. His research interests include tort reform, catastrophe financing, and industrial organization, regulation, and taxation of the insurance industry.

Over his career, he has published more than 70 professional and scholarly research papers and book chapters, and has consulted with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, various state regulators, and industry associations. He also has testified before the U.S. Congress on the future of insurance regulation as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Grace earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Florida, where he also attained his JD and his Master of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Courses Taught




RMI 3506

Risk Analytics


BA 9683

Research Project I


BA 9783

Research Project II


BA 9883

Research Project III


RMI 5051

Managing Risk


Selected Publications


  • Luo, J., Chen, H., & Grace, M. (2022). Medicaid expansion, tort reforms, and medical liability costs. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 89(3), 789-821. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/jori.12376.

  • Ellis, C.M., Grace, M.F., Smith, R.A., & Zhang, J. (2022). Medical cannabis and automobile accidents: Evidence from auto insurance. Health Economics, 31(9), 1878-1897. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/hec.4553.

  • Basu, S. & Grace, M.F. (2022). Insurance: in or out of the ‘too difficult’ box? Accounting and Business Research, 52(5), 510-535. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/00014788.2022.2080350.

  • Grace, M.F. & Sjoquist, D.L. (2020). The Effect of Taxes on the Location of Property‐Casualty Insurance Firms. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 87(4), 1035-1062. Wiley. doi: 10.1111/jori.12298.

  • Grace, M. & Sjoquist, D. (2019). Do Property–Casualty Insurance Firms Locate to Minimize Insurance Premium Taxes? Risk Management and Insurance Review, 22(1), 101-125. doi: 10.1111/rmir.12103.