Daniel Bauer is a Professor of Risk and Insurance and the Hickman-Larson Chair in Actuarial Science in the Department of Risk and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business. He earned his MS in Statistics from San Diego State University and his PhD in Mathematics from Ulm University.
Professor Bauer’s research interests are centered around insurance and risk management and has published papers and working papers in actuarial science, risk and insurance, economics, (quantitative) finance, and statistics. Professor Bauer has examined aspects of secondary life insurance markets (life settlements), the valuation of life insurance liabilities, and the determination of risk capital and its allocation for insurers. He has also contributed to several publications on the modeling and management of demographic risks.
Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Madison, Bauer was the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Endowed Chair in Actuarial Science and Risk Management at Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama and Robert W. Batten Chair in Actuarial Science at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.