Christian Biener

Christian Biener

Christian Biener

Dr.
Projektleiter und Lehrstuhlassistent
I.VW-HSG
Girtannerstrasse 6
9010 St. Gallen
Schwerpunkte
Forschungsgebiete
  • Empirical and Experimental Research in Insurance
  • Decision Making Under Risk and Ambiguity
  • Microinsurance
  • Pro-social Preferences
  • Firm Performance and Regulation
Projekte

Basic Research Projects

  • Experimental Studies in Microinsurance Markets (funded by Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Driving Growth: The Role of Insurance in Poverty Reduction and the Impact of Regulation on Insurance Market Development (funded by Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Microinsurance and Efficiency in the Insurance Industry (funded by German Research Foundation)
  • Risky Choice in a Non-WEIRD Sample: A Model Comparison Study 
  • Risk Premium Project (funded by Casualty Actuarial Society)
  • Productivity and Efficiency in the Swiss Insurance Industry (funded by University of St. Gallen Research Fund)

Practice-Based Projects

  • An Earth obseRvation Model based ricE smart information Service (ERMES) (within European Union FP7)
  • Strategic Outcome Monitoring Concept for the RIICE Programme (for Allianz Re, SDC, and GIZ)
  • Cyber Risk: Risikomanagement und Versicherbarkeit (for  Kessler & Co. AG)
  • Generationensolidarität in der Krankenversicherung: Die Auswirkungen der demografischen Entwicklung auf die Krankenversicherung in der Schweiz (for  Swiss Insurance Association)
  • Der Generationenvertrag in Gefahr: Eine Analyse der Transfers von Jung nach Alt in der Schweiz (for Swiss Insurance Association) 
Auszeichnungen
  • 2014 Shin Research Excellence Award, awarded by the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) for “Insurability of Cyber Risk: An Empirical Analysis” (with Martin Eling and Jan Wirfs)
  • 2012 Dissertation Award, awarded by University of Ulm Society (UUG)
    for “Essays on Microinsurance: Efficiency, Insurability, and Pricing”
  • 2010 Kooperationspreis Wissenschaft-Wirtschaft 2010, awarded by University of Ulm (with Martin Eling) 
  • 2010 Excellence in Teaching 2010, awarded by University of Ulm (with Martin Eling) 
Vorträge
  • 09/2009 AFIR / LIFE Colloquium 2009, Munich (Germany)
  • 11/2009 5th International Microinsurance Conference, Dakar (Senegal)
  • 07/2010 World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)
  • 11/2010 WiMa Kongress, Ulm (Germany)
  • 02/2011 Recent Advances in Efficiency Measurement in the Insurance Industry, Ulm (Germany)
  • 06/2011 ASTIN / AFIR Colloquium 2011, Madrid (Spain)
  • 09/2011 Contemporary Microfinance: Institutions, Policies, and Performance, Cairo (Egypt)
  • 04/2012 2012 Microinsurance Conference, Enschede (Netherlands)
  • 08/2012 ARIA 2012 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis (USA)
  • 12/2012 SBF Brown – Bag Seminar, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
  • 05/2013 ZEW/Uni Mannheim Experimental Seminar, Mannheim (Germany) 
  • 04/2014 Swiss Society for Financial Market Research Annual Meeting, Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 06/2014 International Insurance Society (IIS) 50th Annual Seminar, London (United Kingdom)
  • 07/2014 APRIA 2014 Annual Conference, Moscow (Russia)
  • 08/2014 ARIA 2014 Annual Meeting, Seattle (USA)
  • 08/2014 29th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Toulouse (France)
  • 09/2014 CRO Forum, Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 09/2014 EGRIE 2014 Seminar, St. Gallen (Switzerland)
  • 12/2014 CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2014, Munich (Germany)
  • 04/2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Seminar, Madison (USA)
  • 08/2015 World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress, Munich (Germany) 
  • 08/2016 ARIA 2016 Annual Meeting, Boston (USA) 
  • 09/2016 EGRIE 2016 Seminar, Limassol (Cyprus)
  • 11/2016 Geneva Association Annual Liability Regimes Conference, Munich (Germany)
  • 12/2016 CEAR/MRIC Behavioral Insurance Workshop 2016, Munich (Germany) 
  • 03/2017 6th Swiss Cyber Think Tank, Zurich (Switzerland)
Weitere Informationen

Referee Activity

  • European Journal of Finance
  • European Journal of Law and Economics
  • European Journal of Operational Research  
  • Experimental Economics
  • Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance
  • Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
  • Journal of the Economics of Ageing
  • Journal of Risk and Insurance
  • Risk Management and Insurance Review 
  • Transactions on Internet Technology 

Program Committees

  • World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress (WRIEC) 
  • Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research  

Third-party Funding

  • 2015: Driving Growth: The Role of Insurance in Poverty Reduction and the Impact of Regulation on Insurance Market Development, scholarship for research visit funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  
  • 2012-2015: Experimental Studies in Microinsurance Markets, fundamental research project funding of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), with Martin Eling
  • 2012-2013: Productivity and Efficiency in the Swiss Insurance Industry, fundamental research project funding of the University of St. Gallen Research Fund (GFF), with Martin Eling