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Dr. Steven N. Weisbart

Insurance Information Institute (Retired)

Steven N. Weisbart became a Non-Resident Scholar upon retiring from the Insurance Information Institute in 2020.

A thought leader in economics and insurance, Dr. Weisbart’s current research interests are in retirement and pensions, although at the Triple-I he frequently presented on property/casualty insurance topics. Recent research includes the insurance protection gap and the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy and P/C industry. He is a frequent speaker at industry and regulatory forums and commentator for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

From 2005 to 2020, Dr. Weisbart was Senior Vice President & Chief Economist of the Triple-I. In this role, he oversaw economic research and analysis, preparing studies in support of the organization's communications mission, speaking to media and conducting briefings for member companies, industry organizations, and policymakers.

Before Triple-I, he was Vice President at TIAA and, before that, Associate Professor of Insurance in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. More recently he was Adjunct Faculty at the School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science in the Tobin College of Business at St. John's University.

He is the author and co-author of four books published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, the CPCU Journal, The Geneva Reports, and Best's Review. He serves on the editorial board of the Risk Management and Insurance Review and was previously an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals. He is a member of ARIA, AES, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

Dr. Weisbart received his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an S.S. Huebner Foundation Fellow, and his B.A. in English from Cornell University. Dr. Weisbart holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) credential.