Research

My primary fields of interest include catastrophe risk, disaster relief, insurer operations, insurance market economics, financial markets, and behavioral insurance.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

  1. The Influence of Sellers on Contract Choice: Evidence from Flood Insurance, with Benjamin Collier. The Journal of Risk and Insurance, forthcoming.
  2. An Ex Post Assessment of Investor Response to Catastrophes, with Jianren Xu. North American Actuarial Journal. 23(2): 250-275, 2019.
  3. Market Expectations Following Catastrophes: An Examination of Insurance Broker Returns, with Martin Halek. The Journal of Risk and Insurance. 83(4): 849-876, 2016.

Working Papers

  1. The Effect of Information Disclosure on Demand for High-Load Insurance, with Benjamin Collier and Johannes Jaspersen.
  2. Linking Subjective and Incentivized Risk Attitudes: The Importance of the Loss Domain, with Johannes Jaspersen and Justin Sydnor.
  3. The Role of Probability Weighting in Optimal Insurance Demand: A Double-Edged Sword, with Johannes Jaspersen and Richard Peter.

Works in Progress

  1. On the Predictive Validity of Behavioral Decision Theories in Insurance Demand, with Johannes Jaspersen and Justin Sydnor.
  2. Gains Trading as an Earnings Management Tool: The Case of Property-Casualty Insurers, with Kyeonghee Kim.

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