RMI Research Symposium


Organized by FSU’s Center for Risk Management Education and Research, the RMI Research Symposium brings together some of the world’s leading risk management scholars to present their original research and discuss emerging trends, debate issues and share perspectives on the risk management and insurance marketplace.

FSU held its inaugural Research Symposium on February 2-4, 2023, at the Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach, Florida. The event was made possible with funding from FSU’s Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management and Insurance, as well as from the American Risk and Insurance Association. Seven papers on various topics related to risk and insurance were presented by authors from universities around the world. The authors received pointed feedback from discussants, as well as participants of the seminar. The event served to highlight the important role FSU’s RMI program plays in helping to advance knowledge in the discipline of risk management and insurance.

The second annual RMI Research Symposium is scheduled for January 25-27, 2024 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort’s Hotel Effie in Miramar Beach, Florida. We hope to see you there!

Call for Papers

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management & Insurance at Florida State University invites authors to submit papers on any topic related to risk management and/or insurance. The goal of the symposium is to facilitate a setting where authors can present their work in detail and receive helpful and critical feedback from a group of risk and insurance economists. Authors of accepted papers will be given approximately one hour to present their work, and each paper will also be assigned a discussant to provide detailed feedback on the paper.

Call for Papers – Print Version  


submission procedure

Submissions are due on September 15, 2023. Submissions should be emailed as PDF attachments to rmi-center@business.fsu.edu with the subject line Research Symposium. Although most submissions and most accepted papers are likely to be in full draft or essentially completed form, we actively encourage submission of works-in-progress that would benefit from the longer presentation times. The FSU RMI faculty will serve as the program committee and authors of accepted papers will be notified on October 15, 2023, or soon thereafter.


A tentative agenda is below. If you have any questions about the symposium or if you are interested in being a discussant, please contact us at rmi-center@business.fsu.edu.

Thursday, January 25, 2024  
Welcome Reception 6 – 7 PM (CST)
Friday, January 26, 2024  
Breakfast 8 – 9 AM (CST)
Symposium Paper Presentations 9 AM - Noon
Lunch Noon – 1 PM
Symposium Paper Presentations 1 PM – 5 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2024  
Breakfast 8 – 9 AM (CST)
Symposium Paper Presentations 9 AM – Noon
Meeting concludes at approximately 12 noon

Hotel/Travel Information

The Dr. William T. Hold/The National Alliance Program in Risk Management & Insurance will provide hotel accommodations (2 nights) and valet parking (2 nights) at the Hotel Effie for one author of each accepted paper. Hotel and parking accommodations will be made by FSU RMI staff.

Hotel Effie Sandestin at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

1 Grand Sandestin Boulevard
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550


Information on the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, along with information about the Sandestin area, can be found at www.sandestin.com.

Group shuttle transportation between the Destin/Fort Walton Beach airport (VBS) and the Hotel Effie will be provided by FSU at two scheduled pick-up times during the business day hours. Pick-up times TBD.

If your arrival time falls outside of the scheduled pick-up times or you prefer to travel independent of the shuttle, attendees will be responsible for their own ground travel expenses. Currently, UberX has been quoted at approximately $50 for transport to the hotel.