Insurance Customer Behavior

Seminar: Insurance Customer Behavior (374045)


General characteristics
Title Seminar Insurance Customer Behavior
Course number 374045
Term WiSe 23/24
Offer rhythm Only WiSe
Framework topic (content) Natural Disasters in Developing Countries
Target group / Assignment

MSc PO 2018: Area Finance, Banking and Insurance

Number of places 20
Language Englisch
Location Internal Seminar
Practice partner No
Event frequency Block event
Writing the term paper During the semester
Requirements and support
Objective Students write a seminar paper (group work) on the topics development economics, insurance and decision making and present their work in a final block session that also includes a group discussion
Required previous knowledge

Previous knowledge in the use of statistical software (e.g., R/Stata) and LaTeX are highly recommended

Supporting course for the introduction to scientific work

Mandatory: Introduction to scientific work at IVBL for MSc


Formal requirements Leitfaden zur Erstellung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
General literature


Basic literature for introduction per topic Yes
Methodology An empirical analysis constitutes the core of the seminar paper
Special software used R/Stata recommended
Recommended word processing software LaTeX
Number of pages for the term paper Depending on group size, see Hinweise für die Anfertigung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten
Outline meetings Multiple possible
Performance requirements / assessment incl. weighting Compulsory attendance, written part 60% and presentation 40%.
Examiner Prof. Judith Christiane Schneider
Contact M.Sc. Koen van Boxel
Group work and topic assignment
Group work Yes
Group size 4
Procedure for the composition of the groups Based on the preference of the students, allocation if proposed group consists of fewer than 2 students
Topics topics overview here
Procedure for topic assignment After confirmation of seminar participation, students will receive a seminar topic list for prioritization purposes
Type of pre-announcement Performance chart by e-mail [koen.vanboxel@insurance.uni-hannover.de], Places are allocated on a "first come first serve" basis.
Pre-registration / Application

From 18.09.2023, per e-mail to Koen van Boxel (koen.vanboxel@insurance.uni-hannover.de)

 Until 16.11.2023, 09:00

Preliminary discussion / topic presentation / kick-off meeting 16.11.2023, 09:00, Seminar room A005, Institute of Risk and Insurance, Otto-Brenner-Str. 7, 30159 Hanover
Topic Assignment 20.11.2023, 10:00
Binding registration 27.11.2023, 10:00, per e-mail to Koen van Boxel (koen.vanboxel@insurance.uni-hannover.de)
Start of term paper with binding registration
Term paper submission 8.01.2024, 23:59, per e-mail to the respective supervisor
Presentation event TBA; February