There are currently three open calls for papers.


Impact of the Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) on Insurance


The Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) aims to provide a common framework for supervisory authorities to assess the capital adequacy of internationally active insurance groups. Implementation of the ICS may have significant impacts on the insurance industry such as influencing jurisdictional supervisory practices and requirements, altering the way insurance companies manage their capital and operate globally, and effecting the pricing and availability of insurance products.

The journal welcomes submissions on a broad range of topics related to ICS and insurance, including but not limited to:

  • The implications of ICS for insurance company profitability, financial performance, and market competitiveness.
  • The effects of ICS on insurer solvency and capital requirements.
  • The impact of ICS on the pricing and availability of long duration (life) insurance.
  • The effects of ICS on the investment strategies and risk management practices of insurance companies.
  • The role of ICS in shaping the structure of the insurance industry.
  • The role of regulatory authorities in implementing ICS and achieving a global standard.

Suggestions for other topics will be considered by the editors. Articles should be original research papers and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Papers should be submitted electronically at any time, but no later than 15 November 2023, via The Geneva Papers submission site (https://www.editorialmanager.com/gpri). All suitable manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.


For further information on The Geneva Papers, visit http://www.palgrave-journals.com/gpp/.

For further information on this call for papers, please click here or contact Hannah Dean at
hannah_dean@genevaassociation.org


Microinsurance


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

  • Experience with involving insureds – individually or in groups – in microinsurance products (e.g. package design, pricing, claims adjudication, administration)
  • The impact of microinsurance on welfare gains and financial protection as well as its contribution to economic growth and reducing inequality; microinsurance-driven improvements for the insured (micro level) and economic growth (macro level)
  • Microinsurance development (e.g. product innovations, marketing distribution)
  • Evidence of innovative risk-bundling or innovation in methods (e.g. new data modelling, obtaining high-resolution data)
  • Closing protection gaps: Implementation of increased insurance uptake in the informal sectors of low- and middle-income countries
  • New technological applications (InsurTech) in microinsurance
  • The effects of crop/agricultural microinsurance on food security and rural-urban migration, and new technologies in agricultural insurance
  • Experiences with health microinsurance, also in light of COVID-19
  • Microinsurance regulation: The good, the bad, and the missing
  • Social and ethical aspects of and barriers to microinsurance
  • (Micro)insurance education and awareness raising: What works, what does not?
  • Microinsurance and climate risk

Suggestions for other topics will be considered by the editors.


All contributions will go through a peer review process. The guest editors for this special issue are Prof. Martin Eling (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. Yi Yao (Peking University).

Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers (https://www.editorialmanager.com/gpri/default.aspx) by 15 June 2023 at the latest.

For further information on The Geneva Papers, visit http://www.palgrave-journals.com/gpp/.

We also encourage authors to consider the International Conference on Inclusive Insurance as a potential outlet for presenting their work.


For further information on this special issue, please click here or contact Hannah Dean at hannah_dean@genevaassociation.org.


InsurTech: New Technologies and Data in Insurance


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

Economics

  • Insurance economics driven by new technologies and data
  • Empirical and/or experimental work related to InsurTech; theoretical work is also welcome if combined with empirical and/or experimental analyses

Business

  • InsurTech approach to business transformationInsurTech along the insurance value chain
  • New technology- and data-enabled business and service models
  • New risk transfer options, such as existing risks that become insurable due to new technologies, or the insurance of new & emerging risks
  • How technologies and data shape consumer relationships and the customer experience
  • Applications of generative artificial intelligence and/or big data in insurance
  • Platform ecosystems in insurance

Regulations

  • Regulatory aspects of data and the use of technology and how these affect the insurance industry
  • Ethical and responsible conduct of insurance companies in the digital age

Suggestions for other topics are welcome and will be considered by the editors.


All contributions will go through a peer review process. The guest editors for this special issue are Prof. Alexander Braun (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. Ruo (Alex) Jia (Peking University; Collaborating Expert on New Technologies & Data, The Geneva Association).

Papers should be submitted electronically via the website of The Geneva Papers (https://www.editorialmanager.com/gpri/default.aspx) by 31 December 2023 at the latest.

For further information on The Geneva Papers, visit http://www.palgrave-journals.com/gpp/.


For further information on this special issue, please click here or contact Hannah Dean at hannah_dean@genevaassociation.org.