Risk Theory Society Call For Papers

Annual Seminar

  • April 19-21, 2024
  • Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance
  • Tippie College of Business
  • University of Iowa
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Submissions due December 15, 2023

The Risk Theory Society is a group of economists, financial economists, and actuaries who undertake theoretical and applied research in the areas of insurance economics, financial economics related to insurance markets, actuarial science, and more generally in the economic analysis of risk and uncertainty. Membership in the society is earned by presenting a paper at the annual seminar and forfeited by missing two consecutive meetings.

The society invites interested parties to submit papers for the 2024 meeting. Each paper accepted for the meeting is given one hour and fifteen minutes for presentation and defense by the authors. The first twenty minutes of that time are reserved to be free of interruption other than for questions of clarification. After the grace period, discussion is typically vigorous.

The Risk Theory Society (RTS) continues to partner with the Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI) to offer authors the opportunity to submit papers both to RTS and to the JRI. When submitting to RTS, if you wish, you may also have the paper considered for publication in the JRI. We consider this a “free” trial, in that if the effort is not successful, you may resubmit it to the JRI later after addressing the comments received. Please designate your interest in having the paper considered by the JRI when submitting to RTS. Without a clear indication of “opting-in,” a paper will not be forwarded to the JRI.

In a typical year, the number of submissions ranges from 38 to 69 with an average of 49. Ten papers are usually selected each year. We accept submission of a five-page abstract. Although most submissions and most accepted papers are likely to be in full draft or essentially completed form, we actively encourage submission of work-in-progress that would benefit from the typically robust discussions that take place during the RTS Seminar.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions are due on December 15, 2023. The program committee will notify authors of accepted papers by end of January 2024, or soon thereafter. Accepted papers must be completed and sent for posting on the Risk Theory Society web page by March 1, 2024.

Submissions should be e-mailed as attachments in the Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) by December 15, 2023, to:

Thomas Berry-Stoelzle, Secretary of the Risk Theory Society, Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa E-mail: [email protected]

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, contact Thomas Berry-Stoelzle or visit the Risk Theory web site at https://www.aria.org/risk-theory-society.

Details concerning local arrangements will be made available in due time.

Download a copy of this call here.