Robert C. Witt Award

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

Award Recipients

Past recipients of the Robert C. Witt Award include:

2018
Carole Bernard, Grenoble Ecole de Management
Ludger Rüschendorf, University of Freiburg
Steven Vanduffel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
“Value-at-Risk Bounds With Variance Constraints”
JRI, Vol. 84, No. 3, 923-959, September 2017

2017
Steven W. Pottier
David W. Sommer
“Agency Theory and Life Insurer Ownership Structure”
The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 64, No. 3 (Sep. 1997), pp. 529-543

2016
Casey Rothschild, Wellesley College
“Non-exclusivity, linear pricing, and annuity market screening”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, 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”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, 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”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, 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”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, 79(1): 77-104

2012
Casey Rothschild, Wellesley College
“The Efficiency of Categorical Discrimination in Insurance Market”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, 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): 39-8

2010
Arthur Snow, University of Georgia
“On the Possibility of Profitable Self-Selection Contracts in Competitive Insurance Markets”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, June 2009, V. 76 #2, pp. 249-259

2009
Pierre Picard, Ecole Polytechnique
“Natural Disaster Insurance and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-Off”
Journal of Risk and Insurance, March 2008, V. 75 No. 1, pp. 17-38

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