School of Business

Professor Kerr honored for his outstanding manuscript on pseudodeductibles

Dr. Dana Kerr, assistant professor of risk management and insurance

Dr. Dana Kerr, assistant professor of risk management and insurance, has been chosen to receive the 2012 Donald Hardigree Memorial Outstanding Paper Award for his article “Exploring the Role of Pseudodeductibles in Auto Insurance Claims Reporting,” which was published in the Journal of Insurance Issues (Vol. 35, No. 1).

The Hardigree Award annually recognizes the best original manuscript published during the volume year of the Journal of Insurance Issues, the official journal of the Western Risk and Insurance Association (WRIA). The Journal publishes original research on subjects associated with risk management, insurance, actuarial science, employee benefits, insurance regulation, or other risk and insurance related topics.

Kerr’s selection marks the second straight year in which his work has been honored with the Hardigree Award. In 2011, he and fellow USM professor Bert Smoluk shared the distinction for their co-written piece “Macroeconomic Influences on Social Security Disability Insurance Application Rates” (Journal of Insurance Issues, Vol. 34, No. 2).