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Robert W. Klein

Associate Professor    Director, Center for RMI Research    

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., Michigan State University


Insurance and insurance regulation
Catastrophe insurance problems
Urban insurance issues
Workers’ compensation


Before starting his career at Georgia State in 1996, Klein served as the director of research for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners He also served as a staff economist for the Michigan Insurance Bureau and the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. Klein has written extensively on various topics on insurance and insurance regulation, including the structure and performance of insurance markets, competitive rating, catastrophe insurance problems, urban insurance issues, workers’ compensation, international insurance regulation and solvency regulation.

  • Gabel, Joan T. A., Nancy R. Mansfield, and Robert W. Klein, “The New Relationship Between Injured Worker and Employer: An Opportunity for Restructuring the System.” American Business Law Journal 35, no. 3 (Spring 1998): 403-442.
  • Grace, Martin F., Scott Harrington, and Robert W. Klein, “Risk-Based Capital and Solvency Screening in Property-Liability Insurance: Hypothesis and Empirical Tests.” Journal of Risk and Insurance 65 (June 1998): 213-243.
  • Grace, Martin F., Scott Harrington, and Robert W. Klein, “Identifying Troubled Life Insurers: An Analysis of the NAIC FAST System.” Journal of Insurance Regulation 16, no. 3 (Spring 1998): 249-290.
  • Grace, Martin F., Robert W. Klein and Detmar Straub, “E-Commerce in the Insurance Industry: Issues and Opportunities.” In Se-Com: Secure Electronic Commerce. San Francisco, CA: Montgomery Research Inc. (1998): 306-310.
  • Klein, Robert W. (ed.), Alternative Approaches to Insurance Regulation. Kansas City, MO: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (1998): 216 pp.