Special Issue "Catastrophe Risk and Insurance"

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tim J. Boonen
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Guest Editor
Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam 1018 WB, The Netherlands
Interests: insurance; actuarial risk theory; mathematical finance; game theory
Dr. Yiqing Chen
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
College of Business and Public Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA
Interests: extreme risks in insurance and finance; quantitative risk management; insurance solvency analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Risks has launched a Special Issue on “Catastrophe Risk and Insurance” in conjunction with the “Drake Risk and Insurance Workshop on Catastrophe Risk” held at Drake University, USA, on 19 February 2021.

Today we live in a rapidly changing environment marked by the occurrences of all kinds of catastrophes in increasing frequencies and with increasing severities. Besides the devastating consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, insurers need to face wide-ranging impacts of climate change. All these catastrophes have created great challenges for insurance professionals and practitioners.

The School of Actuarial Science & Risk Management at the College of Business and Public Administration of Drake University is pleased to host the Workshop on Catastrophe Risk virtually on 19 February 2021. The Workshop serves as a platform for academic researchers and industry practitioners to exchange research ideas and disseminate recent advances in catastrophe insurance and related fields.

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Modeling Insurance Risk
  • Flood Risk
  • COVID-19
  • Valuation and Managing Insurance Risk
  • Catastrophe Risk
  • Emerging Risks

The Workshop has attracted more than 170 participants from nearly 20 countries across 5 continents. A half of them are academics from 46 universities around the world and the other half are industry practitioners from 50 companies or government departments.

We welcome all participants of the Workshop to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue. Submitted papers will first be evaluated by the Editors. All manuscripts will go through the same peer-review process and be subject to the same standard of the journal.

Dr. Tim J. Boonen
Dr. Yiqing Chen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Risks is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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