Call for Participation:
2017 S.S. Huebner Foundation Doctoral Colloquium

To support the next generation of researchers focused on topics related to the economics of risk and uncertainty, the S.S. Huebner Foundation invites Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the S. S. Huebner Foundation Doctoral Colloquium. The colloquium will be held on Sunday August 6, 2017 in Toronto, Canada in conjunction with the American Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting.

FORMAT: The Colloquium will consist of Ph.D. candidates presenting their research in a small group setting. The participating academics include editors of leading journals, prominent researchers, and former Huebner Fellows. Martin Grace (Georgia State University), Mike Hoy (Guelph), Lisa Posey (Pennsylvania State University) and Casey Rothschild (Wellesley) are the confirmed academic participants for 2017. Stephen Shore (Georgia State University), Executive Director of the Huebner Foundation, will moderate. Doctoral candidates who have not defended their final thesis before the Colloquium are eligible to apply. All topics within the broad field of the economics of risk will be considered including insurance markets, risk perception, decision-making under uncertainty, risk and public policy, corporate risk management, health insurance, the economics of contracting under uncertainty, etc. The Huebner Foundation is pleased to offer each doctoral participant up to $2000 for related travel and expenses. Participants will also receive a certificate recognizing them as Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Fellows.


IMPORTANT DATES: Application Submissions due: March 31, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be by April 15, 2017. The Colloquium will take place on Sunday August 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants to the Huebner Doctoral Colloquium should submit:

  1. A completed paper that forms part of their dissertation scholarship. Please submit work that is a complete draft that has not been accepted for publication.
  2. A short note in your submission email stating your preferred career path following graduation and how you expect to benefit from attending the Huebner Doctoral Colloquium.
  3. An email from the student’s advisor supporting the student’s attendance at the Colloquium and confirming that the student is in a good position to benefit from participating. Note that this should NOT be a letter of recommendation; a brief statement of support is sufficient.

Student submissions and advisor support should be sent via email to: Professor Stephen Shore, Executive Director S.S. Huebner Foundation,

Student submissions will be reviewed and selections will be made on the basis of their contribution to the Colloquium’s goals, strength of research direction, and the advisor’s assessment. All accepted students will be required to participate in the entire Colloquium.


About the S.S. Huebner Foundation

The S.S. Huebner Foundation is a private non-profit 501(c)3 originally founded in 1941 to honor Wharton professor Solomon S. Huebner, whose life’s work was focused on the advancement of insurance education. Historically the foundation raised funds to support Ph.D. students studying insurance economics at Wharton. Since its formation, more than 200 Huebner Fellows have completed doctoral or post-doctoral studies with many going on to hold prominent positions at universities around the United States and beyond.

In 2012 the foundation moved its support to the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University. As part of the move the foundation changed its mission to be as follows:

The mission of the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education is to advance university-level risk management and insurance scholarship and learning.

Thus, in addition to providing financial support to Ph.D. students studying risk and insurance at Georgia State University, the foundation seeks to support students studying relevant topics at other universities through a variety of activities.

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