Event Details

Date: April 2, 2022 to April 3, 2022
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: 1801 Liacouras Walk, Room 746, Alter Hall
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Join us for a conference in honor of J. David Cummins and Mary Weiss on:

Scientific Program

  • Patricia Born, Florida State University (co-chair)
  • Georges Dionne, HEC Montréal (co-chair)
  • Martin F. Grace, Temple University
  • Scott Harrington, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Hoyt, University of Georgia
  • Richard D. Phillips, Georgia State University
  • Sharon Tennyson, Cornell University
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 am Welcome to the Conference
Ron Anderson (Dean, The Fox School), Patricia Born (Conference Co-Chair) and Martin F. Grace (Boettner Professor, Temple University)
9:00 am Session 1 – Theory
Moderator: Greg Niehaus
Thistle, P., Rothschild, C. Supply, demand and selection in insurance markets: Theory and applications in pictures – view paper
Heinzel, C., Peter, R. Precautionary motives with multiple instruments – view paper
Moenig, T. It’s RILA time: An introduction to Registered Index-Linked Annuities – view paper
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Session 2 – Catastrophe Insurance I
Moderator: Patricia Born
Collier, B.L., Huber, T., Jaspersen, J.G., Richter, A. How do households respond to social program reforms? Evidence from the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program – view paper
del Valle, A. Saving lives with pre-arranged disaster aid: Evidence from Mexico – view paper
Medders, L., Schwarcz, S. Securitizing pandemic risk insurance – view paper
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session 3 – Efficiency in Insurance Supply
Moderator: Martin F. Grace
Fang, H. Mutual risk sharing and Fintech: The case of Xiang Hu Bao – view paper
Kyeonghee, K., Leverty, T. Product standardization and firm efficiency: The case of life insurers
Rubio Misas, M. Analysis of insurers’ performance using frontier efficiency and productivity methods. Contributions by David Cummins and Mary Weiss – view paper
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Session 4 – Statistical Analysis
Moderator: Greg Nini
Grace, M. Loss ratio dynamics – view paper
Makariou, D. The multivariate Poisson-generalized inverse gaussian claim count regression model with varying dispersion and shape – view paper
Browne, M.J., Hoyt, R.E., and Marais, J.C. A Reexamination of Excess Returns and the Underwriting Cycle in the Property-Liability Insurance Market – view paper
6 :00 pm Conference Dinner

640 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
*Attendees should RSVP (yes or no) for dinner at the time of registration. 
8:30 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Session 5 – Insurance Regulation
Moderator: Jan Ambrose
Richman, B., Tennyson, S. The effects of state legal environments on automobile insurance costs and compensation: Evidence from the Royal Globe Doctrine
Browne, M.J., Pooser, D. The influence of political power on customer satisfaction in auto insurance – view paper
Hilliard, J., Kleffner, A., Regan, L. Contingent commissions after Spitzer: Agency conflicts and underwriting performance – view paper
Chen, H. Reconciling mortality forecasts with EVT errors: An application to solvency capital requirement – view paper
11:00 am Break
11:30 am Session 6 – Catastrophe Insurance II
Moderator: Georges Dionne
Zanjani, G. The ignorance of crowds: Understanding loss reserving errors in the liability catastrophe of 1997-2001 – view paper
Dionne, G. Desjardins, D. A re-examination of U.S. insurance market capacity to pay catastrophe losses – view paper
12:30 pm Closing Remarks