Dr. Martin F. Grace is currently the Interim Chair of the Risk Management Department at Georgia State University. He is also a Senior Associate in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Fiscal Policy Center. Dr. Grace’s research has been published in various journals in economics and insurance concerning the economics and public policy aspects of regulation and taxation. In particular, Dr. Grace has studied various aspects of the regulation and taxation of the insurance industry. Dr. Grace is a former President of The Risk Theory Society and he is a current associate editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance.
In 1980 Dr. Grace earned his B.A. in economics and political science (cum laude) from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Grace earned both a Ph.D. in economics and a J.D. from the University of Florida in 1987. He joined the faculty of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance as an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies in the fall of 1987. In 1993 Dr. Grace was promoted to Associate Professor with appointments in both Legal Studies and Risk Management and Insurance. In 1998 Dr. Grace was promoted to Professor of Legal Studies and Risk Management and Insurance and in 2002, Professor Grace was named the James S. Kemper Professor of Risk Management. In 2012, he became the Interim Chair of the Department.
Over his career Dr. Grace has consulted with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, various state regulators and industry associations. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the future of insurance regulation as well as before state legislatures on insurance regulation and taxation.