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Researcher and CIRANO Fellow since 1998, Mr. Martin Boyer is a full professor in the Finance Department of HEC Montréal.
He holds a Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his main research interests are in insurance, risk management, consumer behaviour in the face of uncertainty, information management and corporate finance.
Martin Boyer has published numerous articles, both empirical and theoretical, on a wide range of insurance topics such as directors' and officers' liability insurance, insurance fraud, pension plan longevity risk, underwriting cycles (or lack thereof), reinsurance and catastrophe risk protection. He has also co-authored numerous case studies in finance and financial economics. The Bank of Canada, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Quarterly Journal of Finance, HEC Montréal, and the American Risk and Insurance Association have all recognized Martin Boyer's research contributions to the field of insurance and risk management.
Martin Boyer has been a member of the Board of the Northern Finance Association, of which he was also Acting President in 2006, of the Canadian Society for Economic Science, of the HEC Montréal Pension Plan, and of Pleiades Capital. He is currently a research associate at the Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center at Florida State University and at HEC Montréal's ERPsim research consortium. He has been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, the University of New South Wales, the University of Toronto, and Cornell University.
M. Martin Boyer & Sharon Tennyson (2015) - Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance, Corporate Risk and Risk Taking: New Panel Data Evidence on The Role of Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance