Martin Halek, PhD

Martin Halek

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Haskayne School of Business

Associate Professor

Risk Management and Insurance

Media contacts

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Office: +1.403.220.6153
Email: karen.perl.pollard@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

 

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403 220 7262

Location

Office: Scurfield Hall 330

Background

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Insurance and Risk Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

M.S. Actuarial Science, University Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

B.A. Mathematics, Whitman College, 1990

Biography

Martin Halek is the Associate Dean of Graduate Professional Programs and an Associate Professor in Risk Management and Insurance in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Prior, he held academic positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He was also a visiting professor at Audencia Nantes School of Management in France. Dr. Halek earned a Ph.D. (Insurance and Risk Management) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. (Actuarial Science) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. (Mathematics) from Whitman College. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an actuarial consultant in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Halek’s areas of research include insurance economics, insurer ratings and financial markets, insurer loss reserving practices, adverse selection and hazard risk assessment. He has published in top academic journals including the Journal of Risk and InsuranceThe Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Forest Policy and Economics and Land Economics. Dr. Halek regularly presents his research at academic conferences and universities, and he is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE) and the Western Risk and Insurance Association (WRIA). Dr. Halek has received research grants from various organizations including SSHRC, USAID, NFID and Society of Actuaries. He has also received research and teaching awards including the Donald Hardigree Memorial Award for the Outstanding Paper published in the Journal of Insurance Issues and the Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award by ARIA.

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
MGST 623 LEC 01 01 Corporate Governance 2020
MGST 623 LEC 01 01 Corporate Governance 2021

Projects

International Business in The Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Danger Zones of the Land of Opportunity?International Business in The Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Danger Zones of the Land of Opportunity?

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Grant (2018)


The Role of Insurance in Reducing the Frequency and Severity of Fire Losses

National Fire Information Database (NFID) Grant (2017)


Risk Management and Insurance Education in Indonesia

USAID Grant (2013)


Implications of the Cost of End of Life Care: A Review of the Literature

Research Grant, Society of Actuaries (2011-2012)

Awards

  • Donald W. Hardigree Memorial Award for the Outstanding Paper published in the Journal of Insurance Issues, Western Risk and Insurance Association. 2018
  • Semi-finalist for the Financial Management Association Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Financial Management Association. 2016
  • The Student Faculty Board Business Award of Excellence Finalist, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2010
  • Les B. Strickler Innovation in Instruction Award, American Risk and Insurance Association. 2006