Evan Eastman

Assistant Professor of Risk Management & Insurance
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

Evan Eastman earned his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in 2017. Evan's research primarily focuses on accounting discretion in the insurance industry.

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