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Economics Professor Honored by National Insurance Association

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007
Santa Clara, CA (October 2, 2007) - Economics Associate Professor Thomas Russell was recently presented with an award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in recognition of the lasting impact of his research on the industry.
            Professor Russell was notified this week that he had received the Robert I. Mehr Award for his article “Catastrophe Insurance, Capital Markets and Uninsurable Risks,” co-authored with Dwight Jaffee [Haas School, U C Berkeley], which appeared in 1997.
            The Mehr Award has been presented annually since 1995, and acknowledges the Journal of Risk and Insurance article that has “best stood the test of time.” The award is given to researchers whose work of ten years prior have been influential on the industry and subsequent researchers.
            In addition to his contributions to theJournal of Risk and Insurance, Professor Russell has published more than 30 articles in the Journal of Economic Theory, American Economic Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the Journal of Mathematical Economics.
            Dr. Russell received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (U.K.), his master’s from the University of California, Berkeley, and his LL.B. at the University of Glasglow (First Class Honors, Law and Economics).

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