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Christian Biener

Christian Biener

Christian Biener

Prof. Dr.

Assoziierter Professor für Verhaltensforschung und Risikomanagement

I.VW-HSG
Tannenstrasse 19

9000 St Gallen
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)
  • 08/2018 ARIA 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago (USA)
  • 01/2019 ASSA Annual Meeting 2019, Atlanta (USA)
  • 04/2019 Swiss Society for Financial Market Research Annual Meeting, Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 05/2019 cege Research Colloquium, Göttingen (Germany)
  • 08/2019 ARIA 2019 Annual Meeting, San Francisco (USA)
  • 08/2020 ARIA 2020 Annual Meeting (virtual) 
  • 09/2020 Economic Science Association (ESA) Global Meeting (virtual)
Schwerpunkte
Auszeichnungen
  • 2016 Inclusion in 40-Years Anniversary Collection of most relevant publications in the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance (paper: Insurability in Microinsurance Markets: An Analysis of Problems and Potential Solutions, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 37(1): 77–107). 
  • 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”
Projekte

Basic Research Projects

  • The Role of the Intestinal Microbiome in Explaining Economic Preferences (funded by Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Identifying Risk and Ambiguity Preferences Free from Context (funded by Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • Identifying Risk and Ambiguity Preferences Free from Context (funded by University of St. Gallen Research Fund)
  • 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

  • Heterogeneity in Behavioral Biases - A Review of the Literature (for Swiss Re)
  • 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) 
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 Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Journal of the European Economic Association
  • Journal of Insurance Issues
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • 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

  • 2019-2021: Identifying Risk and Ambiguity Preferences Free from Context, fundamental research project funding of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), with Thomas Epper
  • 2018: Identifying Risk and Ambiguity Preferences Free from Context, fundamental research project funding of the University of St. Gallen Research Fund (GFF), with Thomas Epper
  • 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
Weitere Forschungsgebiete

Firm Performance and Regulation

Forschungsgebiete

Empirical and Experimental Research in Insurance

Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertainty

Microinsurance

Health Insurance

Pro-social Preferences

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