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[MBR] Readings in Risk Theory

Prof. Dr. Johannes Jaspersen

Course Description

  • The course has two goals. On the one hand, it familiarizes doctoral students with scholarly research in the field of risk management and insurance. On the other hand, it intends to further the individual research projects of the participants. In order to attend and successfully pass the course a profound prior knowledge of risk management and insurance related topics and literature and the idea for an individual research project is required.
  • The course involves reading research papers that have been published in the field of insurance economics, as well as several working papers that are currently being reviewed for possible publication. Students are required to carefully read the studies contained in the syllabus and be prepared to discuss them in depth. Each session each student will be responsible for leading discussion on a topic. In order to effectively lead discussion and share information, discussion leaders are encouraged to prepare a presentation. The research paper readings will be available on the course web page in advance.
  • In addition to the class sessions, each participant has to attend three individual appointments with the class lecturer to discuss the research project.
  • MBR course (B/I module), counts as 4 contact hours. Grades will be based on class participation and a paper presentation.

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