Kulp-Wright Book Award

The President selects the Chairperson of the committee and together they select a committee of at least six ARIA members. The committee will recommend one book in risk management and insurance published during the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the committee is formed. Thus, an award given in August 2021 is made by a committee formed in Fall 2020 for a book published in 2019. Generally only books and monographs are considered eligible for the award. Separately published works are given preference. Articles in journals and parts of an anthology normally will not be considered, for example. The award recipient should advance frontiers of knowledge rather than present established principles in a new way. The primary contribution of the book should lie in the field of Risk and Insurance. For example, a book about health insurance normally will be given preference to one which discusses health insurance as part of a broad-ranging treatment of the more general subject of health care economics. Favorable consideration normally is given to books that appeal to a moderately broad cross-section of persons concerned with the field of risk management and insurance. To win the award, a book on a highly technical subject normally must make a greater contribution than one on a subject of general interest. First editions of textbooks may be considered on the same basis as other award candidates. The person or persons primarily responsible for the content of the book must be easily identified. Edited collections of articles taken from journals normally will not be considered. Award winner(s) receives an award certificate at the ARIA annual meeting.

The winner of the 2021 Award:

Previous Recipients of the Kulp-Wright Book Award Include:

  • 2020: Kip Viscusi, Pricing Lives: Guideposts for a Safer Society
  • 2019: Guy Thomas, Loss Coverage: Why Insurance Works Better with Some Adverse Selection
  • 2018: Edward W. Frees, Richard A. Derrig, and Glenn Meyers, Predictive Modeling Applications in Actuarial Science: Case Studies in Insurance
  • 2017: Milevsky, King William’s Tontine
  • 2016: Courtois and Walter, Extreme Financial Risks and Asset Allocation
  • 2015: Georges Dionne, Handbook of Insurance published by Springer
  • 2014: Peter Zweifel, Insurance Economics
  • 2013: Michael Powers, Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance
  • 2012: Neil Doherty, The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable in Financial Risk Management