Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, CPCU

Immediate Past President & Special Consultant

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Robert P. Hartwig is immediate past president of the Insurance Information Institute and continues to serve as a special consultant to the organization. He joined the I.I.I. in 1998 as an economist, became chief economist in 1999 and president in January 2007. He has focused his work on improving understanding of key insurance issues across all industry stakeholders including media, consumers, insurers, producers, regulators, legislators and investors.

Effective August 2016, Dr. Hartwig joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, where he is teaching courses in risk management, insurance and corporate finance, including courses in the Moore School’s MBA program. He is also serving as co-director of the Moore School’s Risk and Uncertainty Management Center.

Dr. Hartwig previously served as director of economic research and senior economist with the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in Boca Raton. He has also worked as senior economist for the Swiss Reinsurance Group in New York and as senior statistician for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Risk and Insurance Association, the National Association of Business Economics and the CPCU Society.

Dr. Hartwig received his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Hartwig also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) credential.

As a special consultant, Dr. Hartwig will continue to make presentations to industry associations, company management, industry executives, analysts and clients and speak internationally on a wide range of insurance issues. He has testified before numerous state and federal regulatory and legislative bodies, including the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises and the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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