Risk and Insurance

Risk and Insurance



In our research and teaching we deal with risks and financial decisions under uncertainty. We place a particular focus on concepts from behavioral economics to explain individual decisions, for example in choosing insurance and investment products. Moreover, we engage with current challenges in the financial and insurance industry such as sustainability and cyber risks.


In our teaching we focus on traditional concepts of insurance and risk management (including Versicherungsbetriebslehre, Versicherungssparten und Geschäftsmodelle, Insurance Risk Management) as well as behavioral economics approaches and up-to-date topics (including Behavioral Insurance, Qualitative and Experimental Methods, Insurance Customer Behavior). We also offer interesting insights into the financial practice in cooperation with the insurance industry (including workshops and guest lectures).


  • Behavioral Insurance and Finance
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty
  • Sustainable Insurance and Investing
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Experimental Economics
  • Health Economics and Health Services Research

In our research we use innovative experimental, theoretical, and empirical methods. Research results were published, amongst others, in the journals Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Operations Research, Journal of Banking and Finance and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


  • House of Insurance
  • Research Cluster Finance Group
  • Hannover Center of Finance e.V.
  • Center for Health Economics Research Hannover (CHERH)


Claudia Pfeiffer-Stawars

Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Judith Christiane Schneider


Prof. Dr. Judith Christiane Schneider

Honorary Professors

Honorarprofessor Dr. rer. oec. Norbert Klusen

Research Staff

Dr. Kathrin Damm
M. Sc. Theresa Eden
M. Sc. Juliana Hoeper
M. Sc. Lea de Jong
Dr. rer. pol. Ute Lohse
M. Sc. Torben Schmidt
Koen van Boxel