Two Key Contributors to Risk Economics win awards at the latest EGRIE Seminar
Two prizes were awarded on September 21, 2019, as part of the 46th annual seminar of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE).
The two prizes are sponsored by the SCOR Foundation for Science and the SCOR group:
- The SCOR-Geneva Risk and Insurance Review Best Paper Award went to Miles Kimball of the University of Colorado and Christian Gollier of the Toulouse School of Economics for their joint article “New methods in the classical economics of uncertainty: Comparing risks”.
- The SCOR-EGRIE Young Economist Award went to Lu Li of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, for her article “Opening up the black box: The impact of technological transparency on self-protection”.
Both awards are organized under the aegis of the “Risk Markets and Value Creation” Chair, which brings together the Toulouse School of Economics and the Risk Foundation and is financed by the SCOR Foundation for Science. The selection committee for the SCOR-Geneva award consists of the editors of the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review. The selection committee for the SCOR-EGRIE award consists of five people representing the following institutions: EGRIE, SCOR, TSE, the Risk Foundation and Dauphine University.
André Levy-Lang, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science, comments: “These two awards make an essential contribution to global academic risk research and attract exceptional talent to this growing research field, as the 2019 winning papers have once again demonstrated.”
Philippe Trainar, Director of the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science, comments: “The SCOR Foundation for Science is proud to reward the innovative and high-caliber work of Lu Li, Miles Kimball and Christian Gollier. Influenced by developments in genetics and big data, and by increased risk interdependence, both articles are highly topical.”
 Award reserved for economists under 40 years of age.