Dr. Collier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management in the Fox School of Business at Temple University and a Research Fellow in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in its Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. His research examines how households and firms manage severe climate risks. His recent projects analyze households’ insurance contract decisions in the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program, the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the finances of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the New York area, and the consequences of natural disasters for SME credit markets in developing and emerging economies.
Among other outlets, Dr. Collier has published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance and Harvard Business Review. He has been quoted and his research cited in the Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, and the Actuarial Review. He received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work on credit access in communities vulnerable to El Niño related flooding in Peru from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, which selects annually from all dissertations in agricultural and applied economics in the U.S. He is a member of the Risk Theory Society.
Dr. Powell’s work appears in several academic and practitioner journals including Journal of Financial Service Research, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and the Risk Management and Insurance Review. From 2010 to 2013 he served as editor of the Journal of Insurance Regulation. He is past President of the Risk Theory Society and the Southern Risk and Insurance Association. He serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Insurance Issues, Journal of Insurance Regulation, and Insurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations. Dr. Powell has served as an expert to federal and state courts and legislatures. He has also participated in the creation of insurance companies and related entities. He is a founding board member of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company and a recipient of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ NAMIC Service Award.
Dr. Ragin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate (ILSRE) in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. His research interests include catastrophe risk, insurer operations, insurance market economics, financial markets, and behavioral insurance.
Before joining the faculty at UGA, Dr. Ragin was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management at Temple University in Philadelphia. His Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.