Professional Development

2017 CIA Annual Meeting

June 21–22, 2017
Québec City Convention Centre, Québec

Lysa Porth

Professor Porth is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba and holds the Guy Carpenter Research Chair in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance, jointly funded by Guy Carpenter and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. She is also the director of the Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research. She holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba, and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

The Guy Carpenter Research Chair is the first of its kind in the world, where research pertaining to agricultural risk management and insurance is examined from a combined actuarial and agricultural perspective. Through the chair, Dr. Porth assists in bridging the gap and strengthening public-private partnerships to encourage more cooperation and dialogue among producer organizations, insurers and reinsurers, and provincial and federal governments. Much of her research has primarily focused on developing innovative risk management products to achieve more stable incomes for agricultural producers, as well as more efficient risk management solutions for agricultural producers in Canada and the world. 

Dr. Porth’s research covers a wide breadth of topics regarding product design and pricing, as well as risk modelling and business analytics pertaining to crop insurance, price insurance, revenue insurance, livestock insurance, weather insurance, and weather derivatives. Her research also focuses on new and innovative approaches to insurance, such as remote sensing. 



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