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Insurance, risk management, consumer behaviour in the face of uncertainty, information management, corporate finance


Researcher and CIRANO Fellow since 1998, M. Martin Boyer is a Full Professor in the Department of Finance AT HEC Montréal. He is also holder of the Power Corporation of Canada Research Chair in Insurance and Pension Plans.

Holding a Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his main research interests are insurance, risk management, consumer behaviour in the face of uncertainty, information management and corporate finance.

M. Martin Boyer has published numerous articles, both empirical and theoretical, on a wide range of insurance topics such as directors' and officers' liability insurance, insurance fraud, pension plan longevity risk, underwriting cycles (or lack thereof), reinsurance and catastrophe risk protection. He has also co-authored numerous case studies in finance and financial economics. The Bank of Canada, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Quarterly Journal of Finance, HEC Montréal, and the American Risk and Insurance Association have all recognized M. Martin Boyer 's research contributions to the field of insurance and risk management.

M. Martin Boyer has been a member of the Board of the Northern Finance Association, of which he was also Acting President in 2006, of the Canadian Society for Economic Science, of the HEC Montréal Pension Plan, and of Pleiades Capital. He has been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, the University of New South Wales, the University of Toronto and Cornell University.

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CIRANO Publications by M. Martin Boyer

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La valeur d’une vie : COVID-19 contre la SAAQ

M. Martin Boyer

Covid-19, Economy, Role of the State and Health

Tax-Sheltered Retirement Accounts: Can Financial Education Improve Decisions?

M. Martin Boyer, Philippe d’Astous and Pierre-Carl Michaud


Demand for Annuities: Price Sensitivity, Risk Perceptions, and Knowledge

M. Martin Boyer, Sébastien Box-Couillard and Pierre-Carl Michaud


Long-term Care Risk Misperceptions

M. Martin Boyer, Philippe De Donder, Claude Denys Fluet, Marie-Louise Leroux and Pierre-Carl Michaud

Risk Management