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 Indexthe Finance Literature IndexRePEcthe Social Sciences Citation Index, Lexis-NexisDow Jones Interactive, and others. All back issues from volume one through the present minus the most recent three years are available on JSTOR.

The JRI publishes rigorous, original research in risk management and insurance economics. 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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