Insurance for a better world

Jiahua Xu of the University of St. Gallen receives the 2019 Shin Research Excellence Award on behalf of her team at the 2019 Global Insurance Forum

Geneva Association Ernst Meyer Prize

The prestigious Geneva Association Ernst Meyer Prize is awarded annually for university research work in the form of a doctoral thesis which makes a significant and original contribution to the study of risk and insurance economics. The judging committee for the Geneva Association Ernst Meyer Prize is comprised of Professor Christophe Courbage (Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland), Professor Petra Steinorth (University of Hamburg) and Professor Richard Watt (University of Canterbury, Christchurch).

Full list of Geneva Association Ernst Meyer Prize Winners


Geneva Association/IIS Research Partnership—Shin Research Excellence Award

The Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) jointly offer the Shin Research Excellence Award, designed to foster original applied research in the insurance area addressing issues of concern to global insurance leaders by examining subjects which directly influence business operations and operational business issues on a practical level. The award is named after Kyobo Life Insurance Company founder Shin Yong-ho and was established in 1997 to commemorate Shin, who was inducted into the Insurance Hall of Fame in 1996 for creating the world's first education insurance policy. 

Full list of Shin Research Excellence Award Winners


Research Grants 

Each year, The Geneva Association awards one research grant for submissions—usually doctoral theses carried out in the field of risk and insurance economics.

The grant is worth CHF 10,000 and covers a period of 10 months. The grant is intended to support research on a specific theme, whether this is in the form of a thesis leading to a doctoral degree or a research paper on that specific theme.

Find out more about the 2021 Geneva Association Research Grant: The Future Face of Life Insurance


SCOR–Geneva Risk and Insurance Review Best Paper Award


SCOR, the Institut d’Economie Industrielle (IDEI), and The University of Paris-Dauphine created the SCOR-GRIR Award to distinguish the best paper of the year published in The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review. The amount offered to the laureate of the award is €1,000. This award is organised under the supervision of the chair “Risk Markets and Value Creation” at IDEI and Dauphine University, which is sponsored by SCOR and the Fondation du Risque.

The selection committee, composed of the editors and associate editors of The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, chooses and rewards the best paper published the previous year.

The 2018 award was presented to Justina Klimaviciute for her article, “Long-Term Care Insurance and Intra-Family Moral Hazard: Fixed Versus Proportional Health Benefits”.

Full list of past recipients