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Hauptseminar: Information and Insurance

Prof. Dr. Andreas RichterElisabeth Stöckl

During the winter term 2022/23, the Institute for Risk Management and Insurance will offer this seminar on information and insurance. The seminar focuses on problems that arise from asymmetric information between insurance companies and insurees, such as moral hazard, adverse selection and insurance fraud. Further topics include risk perception, insurance demand as well as topics related to the digitization in the insurance industry.

The participation in the seminar includes the presentation of a written home assignment and taking part in discussions during joint sessions, where all topics will be discussed with active involvement of the participants. Scientific research and writing strategies will be conveyed to help participants learn to solve a scientific problem by reading up on relevant literature.

Course Format

Currently the seminar is planned as an in-person course. However, if the COVID-19 situation should change and it will be switched to online teaching, the participants will be informed in time. In this case, the meetings take place via Zoom and the corresponding link will be sent out to the participants.

Further Information

  • Syllabus
  • LSF
  • For Business Administration (BWL) students, important information on the application process and deadlines can be found here.
  • Students of Bachelor Business Mathematics (Wirtschaftsmathematik) may participate after a successful registration by email to Elisabeth Stöckl ( with your CV, matriculation number, and transcript of records (Kontoauszug) before August 30, 2022. An email will be sent to you before September 14, 2022 to tell you whether your registration is successful.