April 1, 2021

Welcome ARIA Members!

Today's Listserv contains the following
  • ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Call for Proposals: Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award 2021
  • Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.1
  • National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU Spring 2021 Virtual Research Seminars
  • Temple University Spring Research Seminar Series
  • University of Wisconsin Virtual Research Seminars
  • Call for Papers
  • Job Postings
  • Anything to share with your ARIA Colleagues?

ARIA Excellence in Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Award was initiated in 2007 by the New Awards Committee. This award recognizes excellence in risk management and insurance teaching. Applicants/nominees should have a distinguished record of excellent teaching throughout their academic career. Nominations for the award are welcome. An individual may be nominated by a colleague, who then must confirm with the nominee that they are willing to provide the required materials. A letter outlining the reasons for the nomination will serve as the required letter of recommendation from a colleague.
This award will be presented only in years when an exceptional candidate is identified. The 2021 call for applications and nominations is now open. Download further information and the application here.

Call for Proposals: Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award 2021

ARIA has opened the call for proposal submissions detailing innovative ideas in risk management, and insurance instruction. The deadline is April 30. For more information on the award and how to submit visit


Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.1

The Author team of the textbook “Risk Management for Individuals and Enterprises v2.1” by the publisher Flat World Knowledge, is proud to announce an update to the textbook (v2.1) that includes the COVID-19 updates. This textbook facilitates the most current “on-line” and/or “face-to-face” teaching with integration into Canvas. There are homework assignments for each chapter and all the supplemental material (for use within Canvas) created by the Author team. For more information, Click here.  

National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at FSU Spring 2021 Virtual Research Seminars

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance at Florida State University invites you to its Spring 2021 virtual research seminar series. This semester, our Research Seminar series has a theme focusing on “Emerging topics in natural disaster risk management”. The seminars focus on topics related to the mitigation of natural disaster losses, building resilience, and new approaches to financing natural disaster losses. The seminars will be held on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST. Please find registration below:

April 14th, Nancy Wallace (UC Berkeley), “Mortgage Markets with Climate-Change Risk: Evidence from Wildfires in California”: Registration link

April 21st, Shi-Ling Hsu (FSU Law), “Climate Change, Inequality, Uncertainty, and Hoarding”: Registration link

May 12th, Jeff Czajkowski (NAIC), TBD: Registration link

April 28th May 19th, Julian Reif (UIUC), TBD: Registration link

Temple University Spring Research Seminar Series (Updated)

The Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management at Temple University invites you to its virtual spring research seminar series. The series comprises invited lectures from academic experts who present research in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. The seminars will be held on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Eastern. Please find links to register below.

April 5 [revised date]. Shan Ge (NYU), “Conflicting Interests and the Effect of Fiduciary Duty—Evidence from Variable Annuities”, Register

University of Wisconsin Virtual Research Seminars
  • April 9, 2:30-3:30p CST, Peng Shi (UW Madison), topic TBD, Register
  • April 23, 2:30-3:30p CST, Adam Leive (University of Virginia), “Overpaying and undersaving: Correlated mistakes in retirement saving and health insurance choices”,  Register
Full list here:

Call For Papers

ARIA‐ASSA Session - Call for Papers NOW OPEN

ARIA has opened a call for papers for the 2022 ARIA-Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Meetings. Papers can be on any topic in insurance economics or insurance-related finance.  Completed papers will be given preference and only one submission per author will be considered. Submissions will be accepted until Monday June 7, 2021. Learn more and submit by visiting

8th Annual IAFICO, 2021 Global Forum for Financial Consumers (GFFC) - Hybrid Format

We are pleased to announce the 8th annual conference of IAFICO, the 2021 Global Forum for Financial Consumers (GFFC), on August 6th~7th in a hybrid format of online-onsite webinar, hosted by Seoul National University. This year’s theme for the Conference will be “Financial Consumer Protection (FCP): Linking Theories and Evidences to Policy Practices,” under which the organizers would like to invite on-going research papers, both theoretical and empirical, on those behavioral patterns and policy practices that are relevant to FCP. See the attached Call for Paper (CFP) for more details, which include the following dates of importance:

"Risks" Special Issue on "Longevity Risk Modeling and Management"

"Risks" is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal for research and studies on insurance and financial risk management. We will be inviting up to five submissions that will have the article processing charge waived for these “feature articles." Please contact Michael Sherris or Katja Hanewald, if you are interested in submitting a paper.
Dr. Katja Hanewald:

24th IME Congress

The International Congress on Insurance: Mathematics and Economics (IME) is hosting a worldwide virtual event coordinated by an international team of four universities on July 5-9, 2021. We invite all researchers, practitioners, and students, to submit an abstract for this revolutionary event. Submissions are welcome in all areas of insurance mathematics and economics. All live presentations will be recorded and made available on demand to registered participants.
Please submit your abstracts via the web-conference tool by April 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (UTC-5). Notifications of acceptance into the conference program will be communicated by mid-May 2021. More information about the 24th IME Congress is available on the conference website. If you have any questions, please contact us at

EGRIE Seminar 2021 Call for Papers

The 48th Seminar of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE) will take place virtually September 16–18, 2021. All presentations will be organized in live sessions between 2 pm and 7 pm CET. Completed papers or detailed abstracts should be submitted by April 15, 2021. Please upload your document in PDF format here. For further information please see the attached call for papers.

16th Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Copenhagen Business School, PerCent & Pensions Institute and the City University of London have issued a call for papers. For more information please click here.  The deadline for paper or abstract submission is 30 April 2021. The conference is August 13-14, 2021.

Looking to Submit a Journal Article?

Wiley, the publisher of ARIA’s journals: the Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI) and Risk Management and Insurance Review (RMIR), offers a wealth of author support. Follow this link for insights on avoiding common mistakes, English language editing, improving your discoverability, and more. Find the articles here.

Risk Management and Insurance Review

Risk Management and Insurance Review is currently seeking well-organized reviews of “evolving” areas of risk management and research. Manuscripts should provide a review of seminal papers in the area, a discussion of existing research (theoretical and empirical) and how it has developed over time, and an outlook for future research in the area. Authors should submit their manuscripts via ScholarOne at https://mc.manuscriptcentral. For a recent example that provides a review of research on cyber risks, see “Cyber risk management: history and future research directions” by McShane, Eling and Nguyen, in the spring 2021 issue!

The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Emerging Health Risks and Insurance

The Geneva Association is pleased to announce a special issue of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance—Issues and Practice on Emerging Health Risks and Insurance. Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers ( by 19 April 2021, at the latest. Click here for details

Journal of Risk Education

The Journal of Risk Education (JRE) requests paper submissions for 2021 issue(s). To submit an article to the Journal of Risk Education, please create an account at and follow the electronic submission process.  Please note that the Journal does not accept paper or email submissions. 

The JRE includes several sections for publication:

Articles:  double-blind peer reviewed articles related to risk management and insurance teaching and education. Both theoretical and pedagogical pieces are encouraged.

Editorials:  editorially-reviewed commentary related to the practice of risk and insurance education.

Book Reviews:  editorially-reviewed summaries of books and periodicals that pertain to risk management and insurance, with preference given to those items that have practical classroom applications.

Doctoral Perspectives:  double blind peer reviewed articles that are by or for doctoral students planning to become risk educators in the future.  Any topic of relevance to doctoral candidates may be submitted.

Teaching Case:  each issue will feature one teaching case for use in the risk management classroom.  Teaching cases should be founded in the academic and practitioner literature, and will be double-blind peer reviewed.  

For questions and inquiries, please contact Dr. Brenda Wells, CPCU, AAI, CRIS Editor, at  For the latest issue of Journal of Risk Education Click Here.


Job Postings

Postdoctoral Position In Climate Risk Management Research

The Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for a one- to two-year postdoctoral research position focused on managing the physical impact risks of climate change.

The position is located in Philadelphia, PA, starting in summer or fall 2021 for 1-2 years based on year 1 performance evaluation and continuation of funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field within the last two years (or expected completion by the summer of 2021) from an accredited institution. Click here for more information and how to apply.

University of Alabama - Associate Professor / Professor

The holder of the Bickley Chair is expected to become a leader in promoting the insurance program in the College, the University and the State. The Chair should be outstanding in teaching, have a strong relationship with the insurance community, recruit students to the insurance program and aid in the placement of students in insurance internships and insurance careers. The candidate should also demonstrate evidence of applied scholarship, which might take the form of publishing in recognized academic or practitioner journals, organizing or participating in various conferences, or providing advice to insurance-related organizations. The position can be at either the associate or full professor level. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services. The position appointment will start August 16, 2021. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in an area related to insurance and financial services in economics. The posting is found at:


Missouri State University - Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor of Risk Management
The Missouri State University Department of Finance and General Business anticipates an August 2021 opening for a non-tenure track position of Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance. For more information, please click here.

University of Iowa - Tenure Track Assistant Professor 
The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in actuarial science starting August 18, 2021.  For more information, please click here.

Anything to Share with your ARIA Colleagues?
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