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Robert C. Witt Award

The Robert C. Witt Award is given annually for the best feature article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance. Past recipients of the Robert C. Witt Award include:

2016

Casey Rothschild, Wellesley College, "Non-exclusivity, linear pricing, and annuity market screening" JR I, Volume 82, Issue 1, pages 1-32, March 2015

2015

J. David Cummins, Temple University, Mary Weiss, Temple University, "Systemic Risk and the U.S. Insurance Sector," JRI, Vol. 81, No. 3, p. 489-528, 2014

2014

Alex Boulatov, University of Houston, Stephan Dieckmann, University of Pennsylvania The Risk-Sharing Implications of Disaster Insurance Funds, JRI, March 2013, Vol. 80, Number 2

2013

Antoine Bommier, ETH-Zurich, Bertrand Villeneuve, Universitė Paris-Dauphine and CREST (Laboratoire de Finance Assurance) "Risk Aversion and the Value of Risk to Life", JRI, 79(1): 77-104.

2012

Casey Rothschild, Wellesley College “The Efficiency of Categorical Discrimination in Insurance Market,” JRI June 2011, V.78 #2, pp. 267-285

2011

Alma Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Peter Siegelman, University of Connecticut School of Law “Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets." Journal of Risk and Insurance 77(1): 39-84

2010

Arthur Snow, University of Georgia, On the Possibility of Profitable Self-Selection Contracts in Competitive Insurance Markets, JRI June 2009, V. 76 #2, pp. 249-259

2009

Pierre Picard, Ecole Polytechnique,Natural Disaster Insurance and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Off, JRI, March 2008, V. 75 No. 1, pp. 17-38

2008

Kenneth Froot, “Risk Management, Capital Budgeting, and Capital Structure Policy for Insurers and Reinsurers,” JRI, June 2007, V. 74 #2, pp. 273-299

2007

Ignacio Moreno, Francisco Vazques, and Richard Watt. Can Bonus-Malus Alleviate Insurance Fraud? JRI, March 2006 , V. 73 #1, pp. 123-151

2006

(co-winner) Neil A. Doherty and Kent Smetters, "Moral Hazard in Reinsurance Markets," The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 72, No. 3(September 2005), pp. 375-391.

2006

(co-winner) David S. Loughran, "Deterring Fraud: The Role of General Damage Awards in Automobile Insurance Settlements," The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 72, No. 4(December 2005), pp. 551-571.

2005 Patrick L. Brockett, Ray E. Chang, John J. Rousseau, John H. Semple, and Chuanhou Yang for "A Comparison of HMO Efficiencies as a Function of Provider Autonomy," The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 71, No. 1(March 2004), pp. 1-19.

2004

Louis Eeckhoudt, Olivier Mahul, and John Moran for "Fixed Reimbursement Insurance: Basic Properties & Comparative Statics", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 70, No. 2 (June 2003), pp. 207-218.

2003

Steven Boyce and Richard Ippolito for "The Cost of Pension Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 69, No. 2 (June 2002), pp. 121-170.

2002

(co-winner) Stewart C. Myers and James A. Read, Jr. for "Capital Allocation for Insurance Companies", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 68, No. 4 (Dec. 2001), pp. 545-580.

2002

(co-winner) Christian Gollier and Louis Eeckhoudt for "Which Shape for the Cost Curve of Risk", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 68, No. 3 (Sep. 2001), pp. 387-401.

2001

Kent Smetters for "The Equivalence Between State Contingent Tax Policy and Options and Forwards: An Application to Investing the Social Security Trust Funds in Equities". The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Sep. 2000), pp. 351.367.

2000

Krupa Subramanian, Jean Lemaire, John C. Hershey, Mark V. Pauly, Katrina Armstrong, and, David A. Asch for "Estimating Adverse Selection Costs from Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: The Case of Life Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 66, No. 4 (Dec. 1999), pp. 531-550.

1999

Richard Phillips, J. David Cummins, and Franklin Allen for "Financial Pricing of Insurance in the Multiple Line Insurance Company", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 65, No. 4 (Dec. 1998), pp. 597-636.

1998

Harris Schlesinger for "Insurance Demand Without the Expected Utility Paradigm", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 64, No. 1 (Mar. 1997), pp. 19-39.

1993

(co-winner) Michael R. Powers for "Equity in Automobile Insurance: Optional No-Fault", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 59, No. 2 (Jun. 1992), pp. 203-220.

1993

(co-winner) James R. Garven for "An Exposition of the Implications of Limited Liability and Asymmetric Taxes for Property-Liability Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Mar. 1992), pp. 34-56.

1991

Jack VanDerhei for "An Empirical Analysis of Risk-Related Insurance Premiums for the PBGC", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 57, No. 2 (Jun. 1990), pp. 240-259.

1987

Patrick L. Brockett, Samuel H. Cox, Jr. and Robert C. Witt for "Insurance Versus Self-Insurance: A Risk Management Perspective", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 53, No. 2 (Jun. 1986), pp. 242-257.

Shorter Article Award

1999

Vickie L Bajtelsmit and Raja Bouzouita for "Market Structure and Performance in Private Passenger Automobile Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 65, No. 3 (Sep. 1998), pp. 503-514.

1998

Steven W. Pottier and David W. Sommer for "Agency Theory and Life Insurer Ownership Structure", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 64, No. 3 (Sep. 1997), pp. 529-543.

1997

David W. Sommer for "The Impact of Firm Risk on Property-Liability Insurance Prices", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Sep. 1996), pp. 501-514.

1995

James R. Garven and Steven W. Pottier for "Incentive Contracting and the Role of Participation Rights in Stock Insurance Companies". The Journal of Risk and Insurance,  Vol. 62, No. 2 (Jun. 1995), pp. 253-270.

1994

James R. Garven and Richard D. MacMinn for "The Underinvestment Problem: Bond Covenants and Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 60, No. 4 (Dec. 1993), pp. 635-646.

1994

Harris Schlesinger and J.M. Graf von der Schulenburg for "Consumer Information and Decisions to Switch Insurers", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 60, No. 4 (Dec. 1993), pp. 591-615.

1984

Patrick L. Brockett for "On the Misuse of the Central Limit Theorem in Some Risk Calculations", The Journal of Risk and Insurance Vol. 50, No. 4 (Dec. 1983), pp. 727-731.

 

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