Benjamin Collier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Risk, Insurance, & Healthcare Management

Fox School of Business

Temple University


Research Fellow

Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

Wharton School of Business

University of Pennsylvania


collier@temple.edu

My research examines the management of severe climate risks by households and firms. My recent projects analyze

    • Households’ insurance decisions in the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program,
    • The effects of Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey on the finances of small and medium businesses,
    • The consequences of natural disasters for credit markets in developing and emerging economies, and
    • Household and business use of the U.S. Federal Disaster Loan Program.

Among other outlets, I have published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance and Harvard Business Review and been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, and the Actuarial Review. I received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for my dissertation on credit access in communities vulnerable to El Niño related flooding in Peru from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, which selects annually from all dissertations in agricultural and applied economics in the U.S. I also received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Sigma Chapter of the student professional organization Gamma Iota Sigma.