Evan Eastman

Assistant Professor of Risk Management & Insurance and Dean's Emerging Scholar
Evan Eastman
519 RBA
Academic Specialty
Risk Management & Insurance

Ph.D. Risk Management and Insurance, University of Georgia (2017)
B.S. Economics, Pennsylvania State University (2012)

Areas of Expertise

Earnings Management

Dr. Evan Eastman is an assistant professor of risk management and insurance and a dean's emerging scholar in the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at Florida State University’s College of Business. At the undergraduate level, he teaches risk management and insurance, life and health insurance, and property-casualty insurance options. His research primarily focuses on accounting discretion in the insurance industry. 

Eastman received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University and his doctoral degree in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia.

Personal Website

Selected Published Research

Eastman, Evan M., David L. Eckles, and Andrew Van Buskirk, Forthcoming, "Accounting-Based Regulation: Evidence from Health Insurers and the Affordable Care Act," The Accounting Review

Born, Patricia H., Evan M. Eastman, and W. Kip Viscusi, Forthcoming, "Reducing Medical Malpractice Loss Reserve Volatility through Tort Reform," North American Actuarial Journal

Barth, Michael M., Evan M. Eastman, and David L. Eckles, 2019, "It's About Time: An Examination of Loss Reserve Development Time Horizons," North American Actuarial Journal, 23(2): 143-168.

Berry-Stölzle, Thomas R., Evan M. Eastman, and Jianren Xu, 2018, "CEO Overconfidence and Earnings Management: Evidence from Property-Liability Insurers' Reserve Errors," North American Actuarial Journal, 22(3): 380-404.

Carson, James M., Evan M. Eastman, and David L. Eckles, 2018, "Ratings: It's Accrual World," Journal of Risk and Insurance, 85(3): 787-809.

Honors and Awards
  • Harris Schlesinger Memorial Doctoral Award, 2016
  • Semi-finalist for the FMA Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, 2016
  • Hagen Family Foundation Travel Award, 2016
  • Mark Dorfman Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award, 2015