Huebner- ARIA Colloquium Announcement

Conference date

04 Aug 2019


San Francisco


We invite Ph.D. students to apply to participate in the Huebner-ARIA Doctoral
Colloquium. The colloquium gives Ph.D. students with research related to risk or
insurance the opportunity to get feedback from leading scholars. The colloquium is
organized by the Huebner Foundation and funded by the Huebner Foundation and the
American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA). Thanks to generous support from
ARIA, the colloquium will increase the number of accepted doctoral students and will
host two parallel colloquium sessions. The colloquium will be held on the afternoon of
Sunday August 4, 2019 in San Francisco, in conjunction with the American Risk and
Insurance Association Annual Meeting.

ELIGIBILITY: Doctoral candidates who have not defended their dissertation prior to
the colloquium are eligible to apply.

TOPICS: All topics within the broad field of the economics of risk or insurance will be
considered including insurance markets, risk perception, decision-making under
uncertainty, risk and public policy, corporate risk management, health insurance, etc.

FORMAT: The colloquium will consist of Ph.D. candidates presenting their research in a
small group setting to faculty participants. This gives student participants an opportunity
to practice presenting their research and receive feedback on their work prior to going
on the job market. The participating academics include editors of leading journals,
prominent researchers, and former Huebner Fellows. Martin Grace (Temple), Mike
Hoy (Guelph), Lisa Posey (Penn State) and Casey Rothschild (Wellesley) and
George Zanjani (University of Alabama) are the confirmed academic participants
for 2019. Stephen Shore (Georgia State University, Executive Director of the Huebner
Foundation) will moderate. Colloquium sponsors are pleased to offer each doctoral
participant up to $1,500 to cover expenses related to travel, accommodations, and ARIA
meeting attendance.
IMPORTANT DATES: Application Submissions due May 1 st , 2019. Students will be
notified of acceptance by May 15th, 2019. The Huebner-ARIA Doctoral Colloquium will

take place on Sunday August 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided
prior to the colloquium.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants to the Huebner-ARIA Doctoral Colloquium
should submit:
1. A completed paper that forms part of their dissertation. Please submit work that is a
complete draft that has not been accepted for publication.
2. A short note consisting of a few sentences in your submission email stating your
preferred career path following graduation and how you expect to benefit from attending
the Huebner-ARIA 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 consisting of a few sentences is sufficient.

Student submissions and advisor support should be sent via email to:
Betsy Wallace,

Student submissions will be reviewed and selections will be made based on their
contribution to the colloquium's goals, strength of research direction, and the advisor's
assessment. All accepted students are expected to participate in the entire Colloquium.