- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania
- B.S., University of Minnesota
- risk management
- financial economics
- insurance economics
Richard D. Phillips was appointed the seventh dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in July 2014. He is also the C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance.
An expert on risk management, Dean Phillips has produced more than 50 scholarly publications. He has received several research awards, including twice receiving the Robert I. Mehr Award given to an article judged to have had the greatest impact on insurance economics 10 years after publication.
Beyond the university, Phillips is a corporate director at Munich American Reassurance Corporation and a senior consultant with Charles River Associates. He is president of the American Risk and Insurance Association and past-president of the Risk Theory Society, and he serves as a trustee for the S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education. Phillips serves on non-profit boards for the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and he chairs the board of trustees for The Swift School – Georgia’s largest private school serving dyslexic children.
Phillips’ doctoral and master’s degrees in managerial economics are from the Wharton School. He graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in mathematics.
- “The Value of Investing in Enterprise Risk Management,” with Martin F. Grace, James Tyler Leverty, and Prakash Shimpi (2015), Journal of Risk and Insurance 82(2): 289-316.
- “Subjective Beliefs and Statistical Forecasts of Financial Risks: The Chief Risk Officer Project,” with Glenn Harrison, in Contemporary Challenges in Risk Management, ed Torben Juul Andersen (London: Palgrave Macmillan), 2014.
- “Financial Pricing of Property-Liability Insurance,” with Daniel Bauer and George Zanjani, in Handbook of Insurance Economics 2nd Edition, ed Georges Dionne (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers), 2013.
- “Information effect of entry into credit ratings market: The case of insurers’ ratings,” with Neil. A Doherty and Anastasia Kartasheva, (2012) Journal of Financial Economics 106: 308-330.
- “Form over Matter: Differences in the Incentives to Convert Using Full versus Partial Demutualization in the U.S. Life Insurance Industry” with Otgo Erhemjamts, (2012) Journal of Risk and Insurance 79(2): 305-334.