Insurance for a better world


The Geneva Association awards the prestigious Geneva Association Ernst Meyer Prize annually for university research work in the form of a doctoral thesis that makes a significant and original contribution to the study of risk and insurance economics.



  • The thesis should have been accepted by the PhD Committee during the calendar year 2021. 
  • Submissions are possible in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German.
  • The prize is CHF 5,000
  • The deadline for applications is 21 January 2022



Applications for the award should be addressed to and include all of the following:

  • An electronic version (PDF) of the thesis
  • An English language abstract of 1,000–1,200 words
  • Two recommendations (written in English), each providing a review of the submitted work
  • A curriculum vitae in English.


The Judging Committee comprises Professor Christophe Courbage, Professor Andreas Richter and Professor Richard Watt. A full list of past winners is available online.