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The Robert I. Mehr Award

The Mehr Award is presented each year for the paper published in the JRI ten years ago that has best stood the test of time.  Past recipients of the Robert I. Mehr Award include:

2015

Yijia Lin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Samuel H. Cox, Georgia State University, "Securitization of Mortality Risks in Life Annuities, " JRI, 2005, Vol. 72, No. 2, 227-252

2014

Michael Braun, Southern Methodist University, Alexander Muermann, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) “The Impact of Regret on the Demand for Insurance”, JRI, December 2004, Vol. 71, Number 4

2013

Jeffrey R. Brown, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Redistribution and Insurance: Mandatory Annuitization with Mortality Heterogeneity", Journal of Risk and Insurance, 70(1): 17-41.

2012

Anders Grosen, Aarhus University, Peter Lochte Jorgensen, Aarhus University “Life Insurance Liabilities at Market Value: An Analysis of Insolvency Risk, Bonus Policy, and Regulatory Intervention Rules in a Barrier Option Framework,” JRI March 2002, V. 69 #1, pp. 63-91

2011

David Blake, Cass Business School, City University London, William Burrows, Better Retirement Group Ltd London “Survivor Bonds: Helping to Hedge Mortality Risk,” JRI June 2001, 68:2, pp. 339-348

2010

Shaun S. Wang, Georgia State University, A Class Distortion of Operators for Pricing Financial and Insurance Risks, JRI March 2000, V. 67 #1, pp. 15-36

2009 J. David Cummins, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania,Martin Grace, Georgia State University
Richard Phillips, Georgia State University
“Regulatory Solvency Prediction in Property-Liability Insurance: Risk-Based Capital, Audit Ratios, and Cash Flow Simulation,” JRI, September 1999, V. 66 #3, pp. 417-458
2008

Richard Phillips, J. David Cummins, Franklin Allen“Financial Pricing of Insurance in the Multiple-Line Insurance Company,” JRI, December 1998, V. 65 #4, pp. 597-636

2007 Dwight Jaffe and Thomas Russell, Catastrophe Insurance, Capital Markets, and Uninsurable Risks, JRI, June 1997, V. 64 #2, pp. 205-230.
2006

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

2005 Richard A. Derrig and Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski, "Fuzzy Techniques of Pattern Recognition in Risk and Claim Classification," 1995, The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 62, No. 3 (Sept. 1995), pp. 447-482.

2004

(co-winner) Patrick Brockett, William Cooper, Linda Golden, and Utai Pitaktong for "A Neural Network Method for Obtaining an Early Warning of Insurer Insolvency", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 61, No. 3 (Sep. 1994), pp. 402-424.

2004

(co-winner) Richard Butler for "Economic Determinants of Workers Compensation Trends", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 61, No. 3 (Sep. 1994), pp. 383-401.

2004

(co-winner) David Mayers and Clifford Smith, Jr. for "Managerial Discretion, Regulation and Stock Insurer Ownership Structure", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 61, No. 4 (Dec. 1994), pp. 638-655.

2003

(co-winner). J. David Cummins and Mary Weiss for "The Stochastic Dominance of No-Fault Automobile Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Jun. 1993), pp. 230-264.

2003

(co-winner). 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.

2002

Ran BarNiv and James B. McDonald for "Identifying Financial Distress in the Insurance Industry: A Synthesis of Methodological and Empirical Issues", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 59, No. 4, Symposium on Insurance Futures  (Dec. 1992), pp. 543-573

2001

Richard J. Butler and John Worrall for "Claims Reporting and Risk Bearing Moral Hazard in Workers' Compensation", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 58, No. 2  (Jun. 1991), pp. 191-204.

2000

(co-winner). Richard D. MacMinn and Li-Mang Han for "Limited Liability, Corporate Value, and the Demand for Liability Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 57, No. 4  (Dec. 1990), pp. 581-607.

2000

(co-winner). J. David Cummins for "Multi-period Discounted Cash Flow Ratemaking Models in Property- Liability Insurance", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 57, No. 1  (Mar. 1990), pp. 79-109

1999

Henry Grabowski, W. Kip Viscusi, and William N. Evans for "Price and Availability Tradeoffs of Automobile Insurance Regulation", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 56, No. 2  (Jun. 1989), pp. 275-299

1998

J. David Cummins and Scott E. Harrington for "The Relationship Between Risk and Return: Evidence for Property-Liability Insurance Stocks", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 55, No. 1  (Mar. 1988), pp. 15-31

1995

Harris Schlesinger and Neil A. Doherty for "Incomplete Markets for Insurance: An Overview", The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 52, No. 3  (Sep. 1985), pp. 402-423.

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