Jean Lemaire, PhD

Jean H. Lemaire, PhD

lemaire@wharton.upenn.edu

Harry J. Loman Professor, Insurance and Risk Management, Wharton School
Professor, Statistics, Wharton School
Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School

Jean Lemaire is the Harry J. Loman Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the Wharton School. He holds a BS in mathematics, a MS in actuarial science, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, all obtained at the Free University of Brussels. He joined the Wharton School in 1987 as Director of the Actuarial Science Program.

Jean Lemaire has published over 100 research papers and books in game theory and actuarial science. He has lectured on insurance regulation and actuarial science in over 60 countries. His 1985 book "Automobile Insurance: Actuarial Models" was the insurance book-of-the-year both in Europe and in the US. His books have been translated in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.

Jean Lemaire is a winner of the 1988 International Prize of the Italian Academy of Science, the most important prize awarded to insurance researchers in terms of amount and prestige. In 2008 he was elected Honorary Chairman of ASTIN, the non-life section of the International Actuarial Association, and received the Wharton School’s Hauck Award for excellence in teaching. His current research interests include the study of merit-rating systems in automobile insurance, the impact of genetic testing on insurance, and the consequences of gun violence.

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