Southern Risk and Insurance Association

Best Paper Award


In an effort to encourage PhD student research, the Southern Risk and Insurance Association created the "Best Paper Award" in 2009. Graduate students that have proposals accepted for presentation at the annual conference are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. The winner is determined by the program committee and includes a monetary award as funds allow.

Award Winners
  • 2016: Evan M. Eastman (University of Georgia) for the paper titled "Medical Loss Ratio Malpractice?"
  • 2015: Cameron M. Ellis (University of Georgia) and Joshua D. Frederick (University of Georgia) for the paper titled "Getting Crowded: Second-Order Effects of Medicaid Expansion Refusal"
  • 2014: Evan M. Eastman (University of Georgia) for the paper titled "Target Financial Strength Ratings and Insurer Loss Reserve Errors"
    and
    Tobias Niedrig (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main) for the paper titled "The Effects of CoCo Bonds on Insurers' Capital Requirements under Solvency II"
  • 2013: Jill Bisco (Florida State University) for paper titled "Retained Asset Accounts and the Risk Reward Trade-Off"
  • 2012: Gerrit Gößmann (University of Cologne) for paper titled "The Effect of Internalization on Home Market Performance: Evidence from German Insurance Groups"
  • 2011: James Brad Karl (FSU) for paper titled "Health Insurance Financing Mechanisms and Insurance Markets: Evidence from OECD Countries"
  • 2010: David Pooser (FSU) for paper titled "On the Decision to Self-Insure"