James M. Carson

Daniel P. Amos Distinguished Professor in Insurance

A424 Moore-Rooker Hall
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-3803
Email Address


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • RMI
University of Georgia
  • Finance
  • Ins
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Finance
  • Ins
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Florida State University
Midyette Eminent Scholar 2001 to 2011
Illinois State University
Katie Research Professor 1993 to 2001

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Journal of Insurance Regulation
2009 - 2010
Journal of Insurance Issues
2001 - 2005


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
American Risk and Insurance Association
President 2004 - 2005 Professional
Western Risk and Insurance Association
President 2000 - 2001 Professional

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Carson, James M. Evan M. Eastman, and David L. Eckles. Ratings: It's Accrual World. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, (In Press).
  • Eriksen, Michael D. and James M. Carson. A Burning Question: Does Arson Increase When House Prices Decline?. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, (In Press).
  • James M. Carson, Robert E. Hoyt, and Tim R. Samples. Dead or Alive: The Law, Policy, and Market Effects of Legislation on Unclaimed Life Insurance Policy Benefits. Notre Dame Journal Of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, (In Press).
  • Zeng, Xudong, Yuling Wang, and James M. Carson. 2015. Dynamic Portfolio Choice with Stochastic Wage and Life Insurance. North American Actuarial Journal, 19(4):256-272.
  • Cole, Cassandra, Stephen G. Fier, James M. Carson, and Demetra Andrews. 2015. The Impact of Insurer Name Changes on the Demand for Insurance. Journal Of Risk And Insurance.
  • Carson, James M., Kathleen A. McCullough, and David Pooser. 2013. Deciding Whether to Invest in Mitigation Measures: Evidence from Florida. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, 80:309-327.
  • Mao, Hong, James M. Carson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Zhongkai Wen. 2013. Optimal Decision on Dynamic Insurance Price and Investment Portfolio of an Insurer. Insurance: Mathematics And Economics, 52:359-369.
  • Fier, Stephen G., Kathleen McCullough, and James M. Carson. 2013. Internal Capital Markets and the Partial Adjustment of Leverage. Journal Of Banking & Finance, 37:35-57.
  • Liebenberg, Andre, James M. Carson, and Randy E. Dumm. 2012. A Dynamic Analysis of the Demand for Life Insurance. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, 79:619-644.
  • Liebenberg, Andre P., James M. Carson, and Robert E. Hoyt. 2010. The Demand for Life Insurance Policy Loans. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, 77:651-666.
  • Carson, James M., Elyas Elyasiani, and Iqbal Mansur. 2008. Market Risk, Interest Rate Sensitivity, and Interdependency in Insurer Stock Returns: A System-GARCH Model. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, 75:873-891.
  • Brewer, Elijah, James M. Carson, Elyas Elyasiani, Iqbal Mansur, and William Scott. 2007. Interest Rate Risk and Equity Values of Life Insurance Companies: a GARCH-M Model. Journal Of Risk And Insurance, 74:401-423.