Training Future Leaders
Our Programs Provide Critical Support for Ph.D. Education
The S.S. Huebner Foundation’s programs support budding scholars intellectually and financially. Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships. And, through the annual Huebner/ARIA Doctoral Colloquium, students are introduced to the risk and insurance research community and receive valuable thesis feedback from a panel of respected educators and industry professionals. The CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute exposes Ph.D. students and interested faculty to relevant, cutting-edge risk models, tools, and theory.
Areas of Work
S.S. Huebner Foundation of Insurance Education Scholarships
The S.S. Huebner Foundation’s scholarship program is the primary means the foundation fulfills its mission of supporting collegiate risk management education. Scholarships are available to qualified doctoral students in a Risk Management and Insurance program. The fellowships provide an annual stipend, are granted for one academic year, and are renewable on evidence of satisfactory progress for up to two years.
Huebner scholarship recipients have academic research interests in insurance economics specifically or the efficient allocation of risk in the economy more generally. Fellows are selected by the Executive Director of the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and the Doctoral Program Coordinators of Georgia State University’s Risk Management and Insurance doctoral program.
S.S. Huebner/ARIA Doctoral Colloquium
The Huebner/ARIA Doctoral Colloquium provides academic support to outstanding national and international Ph.D. candidates with research in the areas of risk and insurance. Select doctoral candidates have the opportunity to present their research to leading academics in the field, who provide detailed feedback to improve that research. The colloquium also supports community building by connecting beginning and advanced researchers, and prepares these students to apply for risk and insurance related faculty positions. The colloquium is organized by the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) provides valuable financial assistance.
Traditionally, the Huebner/ARIA Doctoral Colloquium is held in conjunction with the ARIA annual meeting each August. However, due to the pandemic, the 2021 Huebner/ARIA Colloquium was held virtually. Interested students submitted a 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) for review by our panel of judges and five were selected to participate in the Doctoral Colloquium.
Cear/Huebner Summer Institute
Unfortunately, the 2021 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the 2022 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute will be available in the spring of 2022.
The 2019 CEAR/Huebner Summer Risk Institute
July 25-27, 2019 | Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Robert T. Jensen (Yale University) - Robert Jensen is a professor of economics and director of the Program on Social Enterprise at the Yale School of Management. His research focuses on poverty and economic development, including topics such as gender, health, education, fertility and the role of markets and private enterprise in promoting economic development. He has conducted research projects in China, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nepal and India. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been profiled in media outlets including The Economist, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, Science and the Wall Street Journal.
Christopher B. Barrett (Cornell University) - Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a professor in the Department of Economics, and a fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University. He has won several university, national, and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists.
Glenn Harrison (CEAR, Georgia State University) - Glenn Harrison is the C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management & Insurance and Director of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), in the Department of Risk Management & Insurance, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He has over 140 academic publications, including general journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and the American Journal of Public Health, and specialist journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, Land Economics, Natural Resources Journal, Journal of Law & Economics, Experimental Economics, and Economics & Philosophy. His research interests include risk and uncertainty, experimental economics, law and economics, international trade policy and environmental policy.
Erdem Karaca (Swiss Re) - Erdem Karaca is the Head of Cat Perils Americas and a senior vice-president for group underwriting at Swiss RE. Erdem has previously worked at AIG as Director of Property and Special Risks and has been a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at the US Geological Survey. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.