The Center for Insurance Research has grown out of the commitment by the IE to research and dissemination of knowledge. Our mission is to foster and contribute to the advancement of knowledge about insurance at academic and professional levels, and to the overall population, through the research and further dissemination of our findings.
We collaborate with public and private institutions, making it possible to achieve an in-depth analysis and widespread sharing of learning about the sector and the environment within which it operates.
The insurance industry is responsible for approximately 6.5% of global GDP, thereby, making a significant contribution to the economy, in developed economies. The sector is a considerable stimulus in terms of employment creation and savings, as well as a first order catalyst of the capital needs of both public and private
sectors, and a countercyclical stabilizer in periods of economic downturns.
What’s more, insurance provides a degree of certainty in decision-making for business stake-holders in investment or financing operations and many initiatives simply wouldn’t come about without insurance cover.
Finally, insurance addresses a vital social need by providing protection for the victims of accidents and other injured parties.
In Spain, the sector represents 5.5% of national GDP and offers a strong development potential, not only in terms of business growth, but also in qualitative aspects of professionalization, technological advancement, public perception and the application of new technologies.
Our objective is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the insurance industry by means of rigorous and independent research
This sector faces many research challenges in the current climate, and countless new opportunities are constantly emerging. Big Data analysis presents study possibilities in areas such as integrated risk management or consumer behavior. Areas of great interest for the sector include new risks arising as a result of technological advances, the impact of regulatory change, the digital transformation of the industry, the role of the sector in the economy and systemic risk.