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CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2016

Date: December 12/13, 2016

Behavioral economics and behavioral finance typically incorporate cognitive and social factors in modeling economic decisions. These include decisions made by the buyers and sellers of insurance-related products. The field of behavioral insurance attempts to explain many of the discrepancies between theories and observations within insurance markets.

The workshop will be hosted by the Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany, and organized by Andreas Richter and Jörg Schiller. It will be held in cooperation with the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) at Georgia State University. The preliminary schedule has Professors Cary Deck (University of Arkansas), Charles Noussair (University of Arizona) and Richard Zeckhauser (Harvard University) giving plenary talks.

This year’s workshop will be held in memoriam Harris Schlesinger – an exceptional scholar, a strong advocate for the field of insurance economics, and a very active member of the MRIC, who contributed tremendously to the former Behavioral Insurance Workshops. Dr. Schlesinger was the founding editor of the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (GRIR, formerly Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory) which will honor him with a special issue following the workshop.

Submissions of abstracts and full papers are welcome. To access the call for papers, please click here.

Registration and Hotel Reservations

If you want to attend the workshop in Munich, please click here to register.
Please register no later than October 15th 2016.

The MRIC has blocked a contingent of rooms in Munich. For more information please click here.

Accepted Papers

To access the list of accepted papers, please click here.

Preliminary Program

Please find the workshop's prelimiary program here.

Online Repository

Please find the online repository with the accepted papers and presentations here. The password was sent to all participants via email on November 11.

Scientific Review Committee:

  • Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University
  • Martin Kocher, LMU Munich
  • Alexander Mürmann, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Charles Noussair, University of Arizona
  • Andreas Richter, LMU Munich
  • Jörg Schiller, University of Hohenheim
  • Nicolas Treich, Toulouse School of Economics

Sponsored by:

Munich Re Swiss Re




The University of Alabama

The Geneva Association



 With additional support from:

  • Behavioral Risk and Insurance Research Group, LMU Munich
  • Verein zur Förderung der Versicherungswissenschaft in München e.V.


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