Dear Huebner Fellows and Friends,
We are closing out a successful summer of programming and looking forward to the beginning of the academic year. In July, we hosted the 4th annual Summer Risk Institute in partnership with Georgia State University's Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR). We were proud to bring in world class academics to teach and network with students and faculty for this event.
The Huebner Doctoral Colloquium was held in August in conjunction with the ARIA annual meeting in Toronto. The colloquium gives doctoral students the opportunity to present their research in a small group setting. Participating academics include editors of leading journals, prominent researchers, and former Huebner Fellows. Topics of this year’s papers included an estimate of cross-group differences in risk aversion measured using lab experiments and an examination of the role of mortgage default in crowding out earthquake insurance as a tool to manage the risk of earthquakes in California.
The Huebner Board of Trustees welcomed a new member, Donna Kinnaird, at their July board meeting. Recently retired, Donna served as Chief Operating Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) of Chesterfield, MO, a Fortune 300 company, engaged in global life and health reinsurance (revenues of $11.5 billion and assets of $53.0 billion). We're excited to have her knowledge and expertise as we build the Huebner Foundation's strategy for growth and innovation.
Huebner Fellow Alumni
As part of our effort to strengthen the Huebner Alumni network, we’re actively reaching out past fellows.
Dr. J. Robert Ferrari was a Huebner Fellow from 1962-64. He shared with us this memory about his mentor, Dr. Dan McGill, and how the Huebner Foundation impacted his career path:
"Dr. Dan McGill was a great mentor and he literally changed my life. When I was a MBA student he invited me to become a Huebner Fellow and then upon receiving my Ph.D. in 1964 he invited me to join the Penn Insurance Dept faculty. This gave me the wonderful opportunity to work with him and three outstanding men who also had been Huebner fellows: Bob Eilers, Joe Melone and Herb Denenberg as well as Wharton School heavyweights from other departments on research and consulting projects. Six years later as a tenured Assoc. Prof I joined Prudential as VP and Chief Economist.I kept in touch with Dr. McGill until his death in 2013 at age 93."
- Dr. J. Robert Ferrari
If you are a past Huebner Fellow and would like to share a memory, please contact Betsy Wallace.
Huebner Fellows: Donation Match Opportunity
Thanks to the generous support of a Huebner donor, we are delighted to announce a matching program for donations by Huebner Fellows. All donations by Huebner Fellows, up to $1,000, will be matched one-for-one, doubling the reach of your contribution. If you participate in this matching campaign, please be sure to note that you are a past Huebner Fellow when donating. You can use our website to make a tax-deductible donation to the Huebner Foundation, or you can mail a check to the Huebner office at Georgia State University.
Finally, we recently updated and relaunched the Huebner Foundation website. If you’d like to read up on the current Huebner Fellows or learn more about our programming, I invite you to take a look. We also recently created a Huebner Foundation page on LinkedIn. I look forward to networking with more members of the Huebner Foundation community through these channels.
Stephen Shore, Ph.D.
Executive Director, S.S. Huebner Foundation
R. Means Davis Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
Robinson College of Business; Georgia State University