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We are the premier professional association of insurance scholars and other thoughtful risk management and insurance professionals. Through ARIA, members receive many valuable tools and opportunities for enlightenment, growth and education. Conferences, research papers, and recognition combine to make ARIA well worth joining.

Founded in 1932, the association's membership is comprised of academics, individual insurance industry representatives, students, and retirees. ARIA emphasizes research relevant to the operational concerns and functions of insurance professionals, and provides resources, information and support on important insurance issues. Our goals also include the expansion and improvement of academic instruction to students of risk management and insurance. 

ARIA 's ability to provide networking, information, and support on important insurance issues makes it a valuable organization to its members. Those provisions come from a variety of awards, publications, and conferences, including The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, ARIA's Annual Meeting, and the annual Risk Theory Society.


  • Knowledge: We value high quality research conducted using scientifically rigorous methods so policymakers and practitioners can confidently use the results to help guide their decisions.

  • Community: We promote community recognizing that scholars from multiple backgrounds located in a variety of institutional arrangements meaningfully contribute to ARIA’s mission.

  • Society: The various methods used to manage risk are critical to enrich people’s lives, strengthen the productive capacity of the economy, and improve social welfare.

  • Mission: The American Risk and Insurance Association promotes a supportive community of scholars who increase society’s understanding of how more efficient management of risk advances human progress. 

  • Vision: The Association’s membership collectively represents the embodiment of knowledge on the management of risk.

  • Goals:
    1. Increase membership
    2. Expand the breadth of topical focus leveraging the association’s reputation in insurance economics
    3. Confidently promote the association
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