To support the next generation of researchers focused on topics related to economics of risk and uncertainty, the S.S. Huebner Foundation, in collaboration with the American Risk and Insurance Association, invites Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the inaugural the S. S. Huebner Foundation Doctoral Colloquium. The colloquium will be held on Sunday August 3rd, 2014 in Seattle, Washington just prior to the start the Annual Meeting of the American Risk and
Insurance Association.

The Huebner Doctoral Colloquium provides outstanding Ph.D. candidates interested in research topics related to risk and uncertainty who want to pursue a career in academics the opportunity to discuss their dissertation research with other doctoral students and leading academics. The colloquium will support community-building by connecting beginning and advanced researchers. Further, students invited to attend will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in this invitation-only event.

All topics within the broad field of the economics of risk will be considered including insurance markets, health insurance, risk perception, decision-making under uncertainty, risk and public- policy, corporate risk management, the economics of contracting under uncertainty, etc. The participating academics include editors and associate editors of leading academic journals, prominent researchers, and well-regarded former Huebner Fellows.

All doctoral students who have not defended their final thesis before the annual meeting are eligible to submit a proposal to participate. Students at the later stages of their Ph.D. program are encouraged to submit their work, either as full papers or as extended abstracts. Students invited to participate may apply for a Student Travel Grant that we will make available to travel to colloquium.

The colloquium will consist of student presentations of their work in plenary session format. Lunch will be provided that will give student participants the opportunity to interact more informally with panelists. Participants will receive a certificate recognizing them as Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Fellows.

Keith Crocker, Penn State University
Martin Grace, Georgia State University
Kathleen McGarry, University of California, Los Angeles
James Moore, PIMCO and former Huebner Fellow
Harris Schlesinger, University of Alabama

2014 Huebner Doctoral Colloquium Scholars