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Thorsten Moenig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management in the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and a co-director of the Actuarial Science Masters’ program. His main research concerns the impact of market frictions on variable annuities, a modern equity-linked personal investment and retirement savings vehicle. In particular, he examines optimal policyholder behavior and its implications for an efficient design of these product. His research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the North American Actuarial Journal, and the Review of Finance, and was awarded the 2017 Redington Prize from the Society of Actuaries.
Moenig holds a Master’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA). He enjoys teaching and is the proud recipient of the 2017/18 Outstanding Teacher Award by the Sigma chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma.