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The Peter J. Tobin College of Business would like to congratulate Dr. Petra Steinorth, assistant professor of risk management, insurance and actuarial science, for receiving the 2011 Ernst-Meyer Prize from the Geneva Association for her doctoral thesis on “Essays on the Economics of Selected Multi-Period Insurance Decisions with Private Information.”

The Geneva Association, an international association for the study of insurance economics, identifies fundamental trends and strategic issues where insurance plays a substantial role or which influences the insurance sector. Every year, the Association awards the prestigious Ernst Meyer Prize for university research work, usually in the form of a doctoral thesis, which makes a significant and original contribution to the study of risk and insurance economics.

In addition to this recent accomplishment, Dr. Steinorth’s doctoral thesis has won several awards including the national prize for the best insurance economics dissertation from the Hamburg Center for Insurance Sciences and an outstanding dissertation award from Munich School of Management. She was awarded her doctoral degree in public economics with a concentration in risk management and insurance from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in November 2010.

In the field of research, Dr. Steinorth focuses on topics on health and retirement insurance. She has recently published in the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Insurance Issues, Journal of Applied Social Sciences Studies and the German Journal of Risk and Insurance and has been awarded a research grant from the TIAA-CREF Institute for a project on Variable Annuities.

Kudos to one of SRM’s brightest stars! 🙂