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W. Jean J. Kwon, Ph.D.

Professor
School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science
PhD, Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University
MBA, Risk Management and Insurance, The College of Insurance (now School of Risk Management, St. John's University)
Professor Kwon holds the Edwin A.G. Manton Endowed Chair Professorship in International Insurance and Risk Management, and teaches and conducts research at the School of Risk Management (SRM), St. John’s University, New York. Besides, he works with SRM’s Center for the Study of Insurance Regulation, assists the International Insurance Society (and the Research Network) and is Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance [www.apria.org]. He has authored several books, actively publishes academic and policy-related papers, and speaks at various conferences for private and public sector audiences. He visits overseas universities and institutions. He specializes in insurance market and country analysis, insurer financial and operational analysis, insurance regulation and human capital issues in insurance markets. Prior to joining the SRM, he worked, among others, as an educator with Georgia State University (US) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), as an insurance regulator with Monetary Authority of Singapore and as an industry specialist with the Institutes. He helped to establish the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) in 1997, found the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress (WRIEC) in 2005, and build the Research Network (a consortium of 20+ research centers in risk and insurance worldwide) of the International Insurance Society. He also maintains working relationships with Singapore College of Insurance, the OECD, Financial Accreditation Agency (Malaysia), Waseda University (Japan), Networks Financial Institute (US) and many other regional and global institutions. Professor Kwon earned his MBA from the College of Insurance (now the SRM) and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is listed as a Fulbright Insurance Specialist.

Teaching Interests

Risk and Insurance; Insurer Operations/Financial Analysis; International Insurance

Research Interests

Insurance Regulation and Supervision; Financial/Operational Analysis of (Group) Insurance Companies; M&A in Insurance; Global/regional/national Insurance Market Analysis

Courses Taught

RMI
607
OPERATIONAL FIN FOR INSURERS
RMI
2301
PRINCIPLES OF RISK & INSURANCE
RMI
4390
INSURANCE IND STRUC/OPERATIONS