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Taylor Graciano

  • Doctoral Student, Risk Management and Insurance Program

Office Hours

Monday 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.


  • BBA, Economics (Major), Finance (2nd Major), and General Business (3rd Major), New Mexico State University, 2021

Research Interests

  • Health insurance
  • Insurance economics
  • Behavioral insurance
  • Health economics


Working Papers

  • Til’ Death Do Us Part: Widowhood and Healthcare Utilization (with David Eckles)
  • Changes in Willingness to Take Risks in the Golden Years
  • Household Decision Making of Widows
  • Social Connectedness’s Impact on Healthcare Utilization

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • Doctoral Candidate PhD Scholarship - Spencer Educational Foundation
  • Dorfman Doctoral Student Support Award - Western Risk and Insurance Association
  • Harris Schlesinger Memorial Doctoral Student Research Award - Southern Risk and Insurance Association
  • Philadelphia Insurance Scholar - University of Georgia
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - University of Georgia


  • 2024-Present  – Webmaster Western Risk and Insurance Association
  • 2023-Present –  Webmaster University of Georgia Doctoral Symposium
  • 2023-Present –  Webmaster Southern Risk and Insurance Association