Journal of Risk and Insurance

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Edited By: Keith J. Crocker, Penn State University

Impact Factor: 1.0

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 38/89 (Business Finance); 134/332 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1539-6975

Associated Title(s): Risk Management and Insurance Review

The Robert C. Witt Award


The Robert C. Witt Award is present each year for the article published the previous calendar year in The Journal of Risk and Insurance, judged to be the best by an independent committee of experts.

Recent winners include:

2012: The Efficiency of Categorical Discrimination in Insurance Markets by Casey Rothschild, V. 78 No. 2, pp. 267-285

2011: Testing for Adverse Selection in Insurance Markets by Alma Cohen and Peter Siegelman, Vol. 77 No. 1, pp. 39-84

2010: On the Possibility of Profitable Self-Selection Contracts in Competitive Insurance Markets by Arthur Snow, Vol. 76 No.2, pp. 249-259

2009: Natural Disaster Insurance and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-off by Pierre Picard, Vol. 75 No.1, pp. 17-38

2008: Risk Management, Capital Budgeting, and Capital Structure for Insurers and Reinsurers by Kenneth Froot, Vol. 74 No. 2, pp. 273-299

2007: Can Bonus-Malus Alleviate Insurance Fraud? by Ignacio Moreno, Francisco Vazquez, and Richard Watt, Vol. 73 No. 1, pp. 123-151.

2006 (tie): Deterring Fraud: The Role of General Damage Awards in Automobile Insurance Settlements by David S. Loughran, Vol. 72 No. 4, pp. 551-575.

2005: A Comparison of HMO Efficiencies as a Function of Provider Autonomy by Patrick L. Brockett, Ray E. Chang, John J. Rouseeau, John H. Semple, Chuanhou Yang, Vol. 71 No. 1, pp 1-19.

2004: Fixed Reimbursement Insurance: Basic Properties & Comparative Statics by Louis Eeckhoudt, Olivier Mahul, and John Moran, Vol. 70 No. 2, pp. 207-218.

2003: The Cost of Pension Insurance by Steven Boyce and Richard Ippolito, vol. 69 no. 2, pp. 121-170.

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