Insurance for a better world

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Ernst Meyer, Managing Director of Allianz, Munich, was a founding father of The Geneva Association. He died just before the start of its activity.
Winners of the Ernst Meyer Prize for a given year are announced and awarded their prize the following year.

2017
Francisco Ceballos
(Georg August University Göttingen, Germany)
Demand and Design Considerations for Smallholder Farmers’ Weather Index Insurance Products

2016
Arnaud Goussebaïle (Ecole Polytechnique Paris)
Prevention and Insurance of Natural Disasters

2015
Tse-Ling Teh (Columbia University)
Governing Uncertainties: Financial Policies for Risk 
Maddalena Ferrana (Toulouse School of Economics)
Three Essays on the Decision Making under Risk and Equity Concerns

2014
Maria Polyakova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
Regulation of public health insurance

2013
Richard Peter
(LMU Munich)
Essays on Selected Problems in Risk Classification and Risk Reduction

2012
Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard University)
Essays on Information and Insurance Markets

2011
Petra Steinorth (St John’s University) 
Essays on the Economics of Selected Multi-Period Insurance Decisions with Private Information 

2010
Sabine Wende (University of Cologne)  
Three Essays on the Effects of Diversification and Organisational Form of Insurance Companies 

2009
Renaud Bourlès (GREQAM)
Essays on the Stability of Mutual Insurance Agreements 

2008
James R. Thompson (University of Waterloo)  
Insurance and Credit Risk Transfer: A Study of Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection 

2007
Nadine Verena Gatzert (University of St. Gallen)
Implicit Options in Life Insurance: Valuation and Risk Assessment 
Alexander Kling (University of Ulm)
Modellierung, Bewertung und Risikoanalyse von Zinsgarantien in konventionellen deutschen Lebensversicherungs-verträgen 

2006
Wenan Fei 
Secondary Risks in Insurance Markets
Yijia Lin (Williamson College of Business Administration)
Mortality Risk Management

2005
Bidénam Kambia-Chopin 
Prevention of Risks, Insurance Markets and Environmental Liability: Essays on Incentive Theory

2004
Jörg Schiller (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung)
Insurance Fraud as an Economic Problem: A Contractual Approach

2003
Prize not awarded 

2002
Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
Adverse Selection and Government Intervention in Life and Health Insurance Markets

2001
Prize not awarded 

2000
Achim Wambach 
New Perspectives on Insurance Markets and Adverse Selection

1999
Christophe Courbage
Risk, Health and Prevention
Andreas Richter 
On the Function and Design of Liability Rules when Parties are Risk Averse – An Economic Analysis Especially Considering the Risk of Cumulative Losses and Imperfect Insurance Markets

1998
Göran T. Hägg 
An Institutional Analysis of Insurance Regulation –The Case of Sweden and Mattias Polborn for a thesis entitled Three Essays in Insurance

1997
Sandrine Spaeter-Loehrer (University of Louise Pasteur and University of Montreal) 
The Costs Function of the Insurer and the Prudence Behaviour of the Insured: A Theoretical Study of Optimal Insurance Contracts

1996
Bert Kramer (The University of Groningen) 
N.E.W.S.: A Model for the Evaluation of Non-Life Insurance Companies

1995
Svein-Arne Person (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) 
Pricing Life Insurance Contracts under Financial Uncertainty

1994
Prize not awarded 

1993
Patrick Scarmure (University of Toulouse) 
Essais sur la demande d’assurance en présence de risques multiples

1992
Martin Nell (University of Hamburg) 
Versicherungsinduzierte Verhaltensänderungen von Versicherungsunternehmen-Eine Analyse der Substitutions, Moral Hazard – und Markteffekte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Krankenversicherung 

1991
Prize not awarded 

1990
Prize not awarded 

1989
Wolf-Rüdiger Heilmann (Karlsruhe University) 
Fundamentals of Risk Theory

1988
Christian Gollier (Catholic University, Louvain) 
Inter-Generational Risk Sharing and Unemployment

1987
James C. Riley (Indiana University) 
Sickness, Recovery and Death

1986
Eric Briys (HEC-ISA Center, Paris) 
Theory of the Optimal Demand on Non-Life Insurance

1985
Jean Lemaire (University of Pennsylvania) 
Automobile Insurance

1984
Georges Szpiro (University of Pennsylvania) 
Risk Aversion in Insurance

1983
Prize not awarded 

1982
Jean-Paul Cresta (Toulouse University) 
Théorie des marchés d’assurance avec information imparfaite

1981
Prize not awarded 

1980
Yves Roy (Laval University, Quebec) 
A Stochastic Simulation Model for Reinsurance Decision-Making by Ceding Companies

1979
Prize not awarded 

1978
Hans-Peter Sterk (Mannheim University) 
Selbstbeteiligung unter risikotheoretischen Aspekten

1977
Roland Eisen (Munich University) 
Theorie des Versicherungs gleichgewicht

1976
Dennis Moffet (Laval University, Quebec) 
Essays in the Economics of Insurance