Journal of Risk and Insurance


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The Journal of Risk and Insurance is the flagship journal for the American Risk and Insurance Association. The JRI is the most well recognized academic risk management and insurance journal in the world and is currently indexed by the American Economic Association's Economic Literature Index, the Finance Literature Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, ABI/Inform, Business and Company ASAP, Lexis-Nexis, Dow Jones Interactive, and others. All back issues, i.e., 1933-2001, are now available on JSTOR.

The Journal of Risk and Insurance publishes rigorous, original research in insurance and risk management. This includes the following areas of specialization:

1. Industrial organization of insurance markets;

2. Management of risks in the private and public sectors;

3. Insurance finance, financial pricing, financial management;

4. Economics of employee benefits, pension plans, and social insurance;

5. Utility theory and demand for insurance;

6. Asymmetric information, moral hazard, and adverse selection;

7. Insurance regulation;

8. Econometric, actuarial, and statistical methodology;

9. Economics of insurance institutions;

10. Insurance cycles and economic cycles of insurance markets;

Both theoretical and empirical submissions are encouraged. Empirical work must provide tests of hypotheses based on sound theoretical foundations.

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