Microinsurance

This special issue will be prepared in cooperation with the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen and the Micro Insurance Academy and edited jointly by Prof. Martin Eling and Prof. David M. Dror.
We encourage you to submit articles related to any of the three aspects of the value proposition of microinsurance: (i) Offering the insured insurance products that address their perceived priorities (contextualised products) at prices they regard as affordable and with a better cost/benefit ratio than other financial transactions (e.g., savings or credit); (ii) Enabling insurers to diversify their customer base, their products, and their business processes; (iii) Creating the local civic infrastructure necessary for increasing insurance literacy in order to catalyse the development of an insurance market in the informal sector.
The following topics are of great interest, but the editors will consider other suggestions.

  • The management of microinsurance (e.g., product innovations, marketing distribution, etc.)
  • Economics of microinsurance (e.g., demand- and supply-side considerations of delivery)
  • Microinsurance-driven improvements for the insured (micro level) and economic growth (macro level)
  • Closing the protection gap: increased insurance uptake in the informal sector of low- and middleincome countries
  • Social and ethical aspects of and barriers to microinsurance
  • Regulation of microinsurance: The good, the bad, and the missing
  • The impact of microinsurance on welfare gains and financial protection
  • New technological applications (InsurTech) in microinsurance
  • Microinsurance and climate risk
  • Microinsurance and insurance education and awareness raising: what works, what does not?
  • Innovation in methods (e.g., new data modelling, obtaining high-resolution data (at the micro level)
  • Crop / agricultural microinsurance: its effects on food security, rural-urban migration, new technologies at the service of agricultural insurance

Papers may be submitted at any time but no later than 15 June 2020. Papers should be submitted electronically here.
All suitable manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.
Further information on The Geneva Papers is available here.

Trust in Insurance

The Geneva Association is pleased to announce a special April 2021 issue of The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance—Issues and Practice on Trust in Insurance.

We encourage you to submit contributions related to the following areas:

  • Definition and measures of trust in insurance
  • The impact of trust on insurance demand
  • The determinants of trust in insurance
  • How to improve trust in insurance
  • Social capital and trust in insurance
  • Direct and indirect impact of trust on the insurance industry
  • The impact of reputation and performance of the insurance industry on trust
  • Cultural differences and trust in insurance
  • How can the use of technology affect trust in insurance?
  • Trust and the supply of insurance
  • Does trust facilitate insurance contracting?
  • Trust and risk aversion—Implications for the insurance industry
  • Policies to foster trust in insurance
  • Trust and insurance in developing countries

Suggestions for other topics will be considered by the editor.
Guest editor for this special issue is Professor Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance).

Deadline: 26th of April 2020
Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers here. All contributions will go through a peer review process. More information on The Geneva Papers is available here.
For further information on this special issue, please contact Sandra Postle.


Cyber Risk and Insurance

The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice is calling for papers for a special issue exploring cyber risk and insurance.

We encourage you to submit contributions related to the following areas:

  • definition, assessment, costs, and detrimental effects of cyber risk
  • modelling, empirical analysis, and management of cyber risk
  • innovative ways to manage cyber risk through insurance
  • the impacts of cyber risk on society and individuals
  • cyber terrorism, cyberwarfare and State sponsored cyber activity
  • insurability of cyber risk
  • (re)insurance markets and insurance products to cover cyber risk
  • validity of the CL380 clause — fit for purpose or ready for progression and clarity
  • regulatory demands and global macro-prudential standards for cyber risk
  • public-private partnership in creating cyber risk insurance pools
  • maturity path of the cyber insurance market
  • perception of cyber risk and cyber insurance
  • data availability and cyber underwriting decisions
  • clinical research and field study on cyber risk events

Suggestions for other topics will be considered by the editor.

Guest editor for this special issue: Prof. M. Martin Boyer (Power Corporation of Canada Research Chair at HEC Montréal).

Deadline: 16th of September 2019

Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers here.
All contributions will go through a peer review process. More information on The Geneva Papers is available here.
For further information on this special issue, please contact Sandra Postle.