XU Xian Head of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance Fudan University

XU Xian is the Head of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance and Director of the China Insurance and Social Security Research Center at Fudan University.

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He is also Director of the China InsurTech Lab. He is currently serving as an executive council member of the Insurance Society of China, as a senior member of the Accounting Society of China, and as a research associate at the Centre for European Economic Research in Germany. Professor Xu received his Ph.D. in economics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

Professor Xu’s research focuses on insurance, disaster economics, and risk management. He has published five books (two on InsurTech) and numerous studies in both international and Chinese journals, including among others Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Disaster Prevention and Management. He has presided many research projects supported by the United Nations Development Programme, British Academy, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Disaster Reduction Center of China, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.