CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute, 20-22 July 2016, USA

Publish Date: Feb 15, 2016

Deadline: May 01, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 20, 2016 12:00 to Jul 22, 2016 12:00

CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute

The CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute exposes Ph.D. students and interested faculty in risk and uncertainty to relevant cutting-edge models, tools, and theory. Our audience is primarily comprised of faculty and Ph.D. students interested in the economics of risk who are located at colleges and universities that do not have access to specialized seminars and courses in these areas. Lectures are conducted by leading scholars in the fields of risk and uncertainty located at Georgia State University and elsewhere.

Sponsors and Funding

The institute is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk(CEAR) and the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education., located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.


The workshop will be held in the CEAR Seminar Room, which is located on the 11th floor of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Here is a map link to CEAR; the physical address is 35 Broad Street, 11th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please use the street level entrance on Broad Street.

The third annual CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute will be held July 20th to July 22nd, 2016 in Atlanta. The institute is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) and the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education.

Detailed information about the Institute can be found below. Interested scholars are welcome to register without cost, space permitting. Limited financial support may be available for doctoral students to cover some costs of attendance (e.g. hotel and meals while attending, no airfare or travel assistance is available.)

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July 20-22, 2016


Georgia State University
CEAR Seminar Room
35 Broad St, 11th floor (#1121)
Atlanta, GA 30303


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Wednesday, July 20th
1:00-3:00pm Lecture 1 by Luigi Pistaferri
3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30-4:45pm Presentation (TBA)
4:45-6:00pm Ph.D. Student Roundtable
6:30pm Unhosted Dinner
Thursday, July 21st
9:30-10:00am Coffee/Breakfast
10:00am-noon Lecture 1 by Ken Froot
Noon-1:00pm Catered Lunch
1:00-3:00pm Lecture 2 by Luigi Pistaferri
3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30-5:30pm Lecture by Anna-Maria Lusardi
6:00pm Workshop Dinner at the Ellis Hotel

Friday, July 22nd
9:30-10:00am Coffee/Breakfast
10:00am-noon Lecture 2 by Ken Froot
Noon-1:00pm Catered Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Presentation by Mogens Steffensen
2:15-3:30pm Presentation (TBA)
3:30pm Institute Adjourns


Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University, Department of Economics)
July 20-21, 2016; 1:00-3:00pm
Topic: Background human capital risk and consumption inequality
These lectures will consider the relationship between wage, income, consumption and wealth inequality in the presence of uninsurable labor market risks. The relationship between these various concepts depends partly on how much insurance (private and public) is available to households. The extent of background (i.e., uninsurable and unavoidable) human capital risk is one the main determinants of self-insurance choices. The lectures will discuss recent (empirical and theoretical) literature linking human capital risk, saving and labor supply choices, and inequality measurement.

Ken Froot (Harvard Business School)
July 21-22, 2016; 10:00am-noon
Lecture 1: A cat reinsurer's requiem? Four conjectures on the evolving equilibrium of catastrophe risk sharing
We will explore the issues that confront the major forms of cat-risk intermediation: reinsurance, securities and the players that underwrite and invest in each. We argue that, while the cat risk marketplace has changed considerably over the last two decades, much further change is in store.

Lecture 2: Paying for, Preventing and Responding to Pandemics
This lecture will explore the issues associated with mitigating the risks of pandemics that could affect humans or other species, including food stocks. The role of the private versus public sector in financing as well as coordinating will be discussed.

Anna-Maria Lusardi (George Washington University)
July 21, 2016; 3:30pm-5:30pm
Topic: Measuring financial and risk literacy
The lecture will explain and discuss the methodology used in measuring financial and, especially, risk literacy, and how these measures are used to conduct both theoretical and empirical work. Both financial and risk literacy aim to assess knowledge of the fundamental concepts at the basis of financial decision-making. In addition, the lecture will cover the empirical evidence on financial and risk literacy both in the United States and around the world using data from the US National Financial Capability Study and the S&P Global Financial Literacy Survey.


TypeEarly Bird*Regular
Student $375 $475
Academic $475 $575
Professional $525 $625

Guest rate for opening reception and dinner at the Georgia Aquarium is $150

* Early bird rate ends May 1, 2016


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