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Yu Lei

Prof Lei

Associate Professor of Insurance
Phone: 860-768-4682, Room 418
lei@hartford.edu








Courses:

INS 210
Principles of Insurance

INS 660
Risk and Insurance

Life Insurance

INS 434
Corporate Risk Management

INS 665/FIN 665
Risk Management

Dr. Lei received her Ph.D. in business, with a specialization in risk management and insurance, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include health insurance, insurance economics and medical malpractice insurance. She joined Barney School of Business in 2004 and currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in risk management and insurance.

Education:
B.S., Mathematics, Peking University; Master, Economics, Peking University; Ph.D., Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:
Insurance economics
Medical malpractice insurance

Refereed Articles (subject to blind peer review)
Lei, Yu, 2011, “Minimizing the Cost of Risk with Simulation Optimization Technique,” Risk Management and Insurance Review, 14 (1): 121-144.

Lei, Yu and Joan Schmit, 2010, “Influences of Organizational Structure and Diversification on Medical Malpractice Insurer Performance,” Journal of Insurance Issues, 33 (2): 152–177.

Lei, Yu and Joan Schmit, 2010, “Factors Influencing the Demand for Reinsurance in the Medical Malpractice Insurance Market: A Focus on Organizational Form,” Journal of Insurance Regulation, 29 (1), 1-28.

Lei, Yu and Joan Schmit, 2008-2009, “Influences of Organizational Form on Medical Malpractice Insurer Operations,” Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 15 (1), 53-84.

Lei, Yu and Mark Browne, Fall 2008, “Medical Malpractice Insurance Market Entry and Exit:  1994-2006,” Journal of Insurance Regulation, 27 (1), 47-71.

Professional Publications (subject to editorial review)
Lei, Yu and Joan Schmit, 2007, “Entry and Exit in the Malpractice Insurance Market from 1994 to 2003 – Part II,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, XX (1), 6-8.

Lei, Yu and Joan Schmit, 2006, “Entry and Exit in the Malpractice Insurance Market from 1994 to 2003 – Part I,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, XIX (12), 2-3.

Book
Lei, Yu, “Actuarial Mathematics in Life Insurance” (a textbook in Chinese), 1998, Peking University Press, ISBN 7-301-03873-9/F·0279

Professional Activities:
Paper discussant, American Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting, 2006

Session moderator, American Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting, 2006

Referee, Journal of Insurance Issues, 2005

Referee, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2005

Referee, North American Actuarial Journal, 2002

Certified Public Accountant of the People’s Republic of China, 1994

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