Petra Steinorth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science

Petra Steinorth joined St. John's University in September 2011 as an assistant professor. She was promoted to associate professor and received tenure in September 2016.

Ph.D., Public Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Master of Business Research, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s in Mathematics and Economics, University of Hamburg

Teaching Interests
Life and health insurance, risk management, and insurance economics

Research Interests
Social Insurance, risk preferences, life and health insurance

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Journal Articles

Lange, R., Schiller, J., and Steinorth, P. Demand for Supplemental Health Insurance in Germany – Improving Quality of Care and Closing Coverage Gaps. Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice.

Peter, R., Richter, A., and Steinorth, P. (2016). Yes, no, perhaps? - Explaining the demand for risk classification insurance with incomplete private information. Journal of Risk and Insurance.

Steinorth, P., and Mitchell, O. S. (2015). Valuing Variable Annuities with Guaranteed Minimum Withdrawal Benefits for Lifetime. Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.

Peter, R., Soika, S., and Steinorth, P. (2015). Health insurance, health savings accounts and health care utilization. Health Economics.

Steinorth, P. (2012). The Demand for Enhanced Annuities. Journal of Public Economics. vol. 96, pp. 973-980.

Lange, R., and Steinorth, P. (2012). Using Experiences from the U.S. to implement HSA to German Statutory Health Insurance. Schmollers Jahrbuch/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies. vol. 132, pp. 27-52.

Scordis, N., and Steinorth, P. (2012). Value from Hedging Operating Risk with Reinsurance. Journal of Insurance Issues. vol. 35,

Steinorth, P. (2011). Impact of health savings accounts on precautionary savings, demand for health insurance and prevention effort. Journal of Health Economics.

Steinorth, P. (2008). Enhanced Annuities Produktinnovation als Lösungsstrategie für das Annuity Puzzle?. Zeitschrift fuer die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft. vol. 97, pp. 71-89.