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George Zanjani


George Zanjani

AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance
Associate Professor
Department of Risk Management and Insurance
Georgia State University
PO Box 4036
Atlanta, GA 30302
404-413-7464
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Dr. George Zanjani is an associate professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Department of Georgia State University. He currently holds the AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance.

Previously Dr. Zanjani served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2000 – 2008) specializing in policy work relating to insurance issues in the broader financial system, and, in particular, on the "monoline crisis" during late 2007 and early 2008. He also worked as an actuary at Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies (1990 – 1994), focusing on commercial insurance pricing and heading the firm's workers' compensation actuarial unit in 1994.

Dr. Zanjani's published or forthcoming work includes insurance papers in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Public Economics and the American Economic Review. He has served on working groups formed by the Committee on the Global Financial System (on global savings and asset allocation) and the Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets (terrorism insurance).

Dr. Zanjani is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He earned his A.B./B.S. in Economics and Biology from Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He currently serves as the President-Elect of the American Risk and Insurance Association and the President of the Risk Theory Society.​​