Ping Wang, Ph.D.

PhD, Actuarial Science, Risk Management and Insurance, University of Wisconsin-MadisonPhD, Probability and Statistics, Nankai UniversityMS, Mathematics, Nankai UniversityBS, Mathematics, Nankai University
Dr. Ping Wang conducts quality teaching and research in the fields of actuarial science, and risk management and insurance, to fully exert the solid knowledge and vigorous training he acquired while pursuing two doctoral degrees -- one in probability and statistics from Nankai University in China and another in actuarial science and risk management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

He has recently published on the North American Actuarial Journal, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, the Journal of Insurance Issues, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. His work has won support from the Society of Actuaries. He has been awarded the Shin Award for Research Excellence by the International Insurance Society and the Outstanding Journal of Insurance Issues Article Award by the Western Risk and Insurance Association.

Dr. Wang teaches the subjects of corporate risk management, life and health insurance, theory of interest, loss models and applied statistics.

In addition to his teaching and research activities, Dr. Wang is actively involved in the professional events. He is associate of SOA and a chartered enterprise risk analyst. He served on the Committee for Life Insurance Research of SOA from 2007 to 2010 and on the program committee of the 44th Actuarial Research Conference in 2009. He also serves on several committees of American Risk and Insurance Association.

Teaching Interests

Actuarial Science; enterprise risk management; life insurance; risk financing

Research Interests

corporate risk management; premium setting methods; credibility; copulas;

Courses Taught


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Journal Articles

Ma, Y., and Wang, P. (2014). Executive Compensation and Risk Taking in the Property and Liability Insurance Industry. Journal Of Insurance Issues. vol. 37,

Wang, P. (2013). Risk Modeling of Multi-year, Multi-line Reinsurance Using copulas. Journal Of Insurance Issues. vol. 36, pp. 58-81.

Barrese, J., Beer, A., Scordis, N., Wang, P., and Linsley, C. (2011). Financial services and economic development. Journal of Global Business and Technology. vol. 7,

Wang, P. (2009). Effects of Disability-Based Health Insurance Underwriting Prohibitions on the Labor Market. Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. vol. 4,

Browne, M., Ma, Y., and Wang, P. (2009). Stock-based executive compensation and reserve errors. Journal of Insurance Regulation. vol. 27, pp. 35-55.

Scordis, N., Barrese, J., and Wang, P. (2008). The Impact of Cash Flow Volatility on Systematic Risk. Journal Of Insurance Issues. vol. 31, pp. 43-71.

Chen, R., and Wang, P. (2008). Modeling the Cumulative Cases from SARS. Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance. vol. 2, pp. 31-46.

Frees, E. W., and Wang, P. (2006). Copula Credibility for Aggregate Loss Models. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. vol. 38, pp. 360-373.

Frees, E. W., and Wang, P. (2005). Credibility Using Copulas. North American Actuarial Journal. vol. 9, pp. 31-48.