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J. Mack Robinson College of Business’ New Dean

Richard D. Phillips, Dean of J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Richard D. Phillips has replaced Fenwick Huss as Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Phillips, who holds a Ph.D. in Insurance and Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Robinson in 1994 as an assistant professor. He served as chair of the Risk Management and Insurance Department from 2006-2012. In 2012 he was named Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives and Innovation at Robinson. Phillips is the C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance. Huss, who served as Robinson’s dean for the previous decade, resigned last year to accept a deanship at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in New York City.

Phillips’ research interests include the financial risk management practices of insurers, financial pricing models of insurance, and various regulatory issues as they pertain to the insurance industry. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance and he is the author of over 40 scholarly articles.

Check out some of his recent publications:

Doherty N., Kartasheva, A., Phillips, R. D.  (2012). Information Effect of Entry into Credit Ratings Market: The Case of Insurers’ Ratings. Journal of Financial Economics, 106(2), 308-330.

Erhemjamts, O., & Phillips, R. D. (2012). Form Over Matter: Differences in the Incentives to Convert Using Full Versus Partial Demutualization in the U.S. Life Insurance IndustryJournal Of Risk & Insurance79(2), 305-334

Cummins, J., & Phillips, R. D. (2009). Capital Adequacy and Insurance Risk-Based Capital Systems. Journal Of Insurance Regulation, 28(1), 25-72.