Call for Papers: “Risk in Emerging Markets” - Insurance Risk & Finance Research Conference (IRFRC) 2015

NBS Forum on Risk Management and Insurance
25 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015 Industry Partners

Published on: 01-Sep-2014
Conference Dates: 25-26 June 2015

Venue: Singapore

General Information

The Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre invites high-quality research in insurance and actuarial science for its annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Risk in Emerging Markets”. Submissions may be in the form of completed papers (preferred) or extended proposals. In addition to the conference’s theme on insurance risk in emerging markets, topics may include, but are not limited to: longevity risk financing, actuarial pricing of catastrophe risk and insurance economics. Papers with a focus on the Asia-Pacific insurance industry are especially welcome.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

1) Paul Embrechts, Senior SFI Professor of Mathematics, ETH Zurich.

2) Christian Gollier, Professor of Economics, University of Toulouse I.

3) Lee Wai Yi, Director & Head of Supervisory Analytics Division, Insurance Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore​

Publishing Opportunity: Journal of Risk and Insurance (JRI)

The Guest Editors will select from the Conference program a number of papers that will go through the normal refereeing process of the JRI. Those that have a successful outcome in the reviewing process will appear in a JRI symposium entitled "Risk in Emerging Markets". Acceptance of the paper to the conference does not guarantee that it will appear in the JRI, as the ultimate decision on publication will be made by the Editor (Keith J. Crocker) in conjunction with the guest editors (David J. Cummins and Michael R. Powers) and the reviewers.



The IRFRC will provide partial financial support for travel and accommodation for presenters.  Details are provided on the IRFRC 2015 Conference Website. University guidelines apply.

Submission Guidelines

Please email your blind submission and separate cover page with complete contact information of all co-authors and presenter (must be specified) to the IRFRC:

For any questions please email Andreas Milidonis:

​Deadline for paper or extended proposal:​March 1st 2015
​Decisions communicated:​April 20th 2015
​Final papers and presentations:​May 31st 2015


Scientific Committee

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee comprising:

Dr. Uditha Balasooriya, Nanyang Technological University.
Prof. Andrew Cairns, Heriot Watt-University.
Prof. Wai-Sum Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Michel Dacorogna, SCOR Scientific Advisor.
Distinguished Prof. Jun-koo Kang, Nanyang Technological University.
Prof. Marie Kratz, ESSEC Business School.
Dr. Andreas Milidonis, IRFRC, Nanyang Technological University.
Dr. Shaun Wang, Deputy Secretary General & Head of Research, The Geneva Association.
Dr. George Zanjani, Georgia State University.

About Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC)

Founded in March 2011, in partnership with global reinsurer SCOR, the Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre sponsors and directs primary research on insurance and insurance related risk research in the Asia Pacific. Through research, industry collaborations and seminars it aims to provide a critical foundation to create knowledge and support the growing role of the insurance industry in the economic development of the region.

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