Risk and Insurance Economics

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 156

Special Issue Editor

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Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: economics of disasters; insurance economics; property economics; fixed-income; financial market structure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Insurance, the primary means by which households and firms manage risk, has entered an era of unprecedented change in both insurance markets and the sources of risk being insured. The digitalization of insurance, through machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, IoT and other data management technologies is fundamentally changing pricing, underwriting, risk analysis and the structure of insurance contracts. Entry by fintech firms and the increasing presence of government are having a profound influence on insurance market structure, competition and efficiency. The prediction of consumer behavior has been transformed by new approaches to analyzing decision-making under risk. The demand for insurance against pandemic diseases and the increasing number of natural catastrophes arising from climate change, urbanization and the development of disaster-prone regions has increased dramatically and is prompting innovations in terms of coverage, claims management and the transfer of risk through reinsurance and securitization. 

This Special Issue focuses on research into these topics and a broad range of other emerging issues in risk management and insurance. It welcomes empirical and theoretical as well as policy- and industry-oriented submissions that offer novel and significant results to a broad audience of researchers, policymakers and members of the industry. Papers on a wide range of topics will be considered, including but not limited to the following:

  • The effects of digital technologies on insurance pricing, underwriting and contracts;
  • Parametric, peer-to-peer and other innovations in insurance provision;
  • Competition and efficiency effects of market entry by fintech firms;
  • Cyber insurance and issues with cyber as an insurable risk;
  • Insuring climate change risk;
  • Insuring pandemic risk;
  • The effects of public disaster aid on markets for disaster coverage;
  • Regulatory restrictions on insurance pricing and market entry and exit;
  • Insurance and reinsurance capacity and the effect of insurance-linked securities;
  • Competition and efficiency in disaster insurance markets in the presence of public insurance pools;
  • Estimating and backtesting risk under heavy tails;
  • Insurance market development and penetration in emerging economies.

Prof. Dr. David Nickerson
Guest Editor

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  • AI
  • capacity
  • catastrophe
  • claims management
  • climate change
  • cyberinsurance
  • digitalization
  • fintech
  • heavy tails
  • insurance-linked securities
  • market structure
  • pandemic
  • parametric insurance
  • pricing
  • regulations
  • risk estimation
  • solvency risk

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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