Robert I. Mehr Award

The Mehr Award is presented each year for the paper published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance ten years ago that has best stood the test of time.

Award Recipients

Recent recipients of the Robert I. Mehr Award include:

Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets, JRI (2010)
Alma Cohen, Harvard University
Peter Siegelman, University of Connecticut Law School

Scott E. Harrington, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“The Financial Crisis, Systemic Risk, and the Future of Insurance Regulation”
JRI, Vol. 76, No. 4, 785-819, December 2009

Okmyung Bin, East Carolina University
Jamie Brown Kruse, East Carolina University
Craig Landry, University of Georgia
“Flood Hazards, Insurance Rates, and Amenities: Evidence from the Coastal Housing Market”
JRI, Vol. 75, No. 2, 63-82, March 2008

Kenneth A. Froot, Harvard University
“Risk Management, Capital Budgeting, and Capital Structure Policy for Insurers and Reinsurers”
JRI, Vol. 74, No. 2, 273-299, June 2007

David Blake, Cass Business School
Andrew J. G. Cairns, Heriot-Watt University
Kevin Dowd, Durham University
“A Two-Factor Model for Stochastic Mortality with Parameter Uncertainty: Theory and Calibration”
JRI, Volume 73, Number 4, pages 687-718, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to view Award Winners from 2008 – 1995