ResearcherID: E-1407-2011
ORCID: 0000-0002-2644-6268

Full professor
Director of the Riskcenter, the Research Group on Risk in Insurance and Finance
ICREA Academia awardee

Montserrat Guillén was born in Barcelona in 1964. She received a Master of Science in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics in 1987 and a PhD in Economics from UB in 1992. She received a MSc in Data Analysis from the University of Essex (United Kingdom). Since April, 2001 she is Chair Professor of the Department of Econometrics at the University of Barcelona. She is currently Honorary Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance at City,  University of London. She was Visiting Research faculty at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) in 1994. She was also Visiting Professor of Insurance Econometrics at the University of Paris II. She was awarded the ICREA Academia distinction in 2011 and in 2019.

Her research focuses on actuarial statistics and quantitative risk management. She has published many scientific articles, contributions to book chapters and books on insurance and actuarial science. She is currently the Chief-Editor of the North American Actuarial Journal, the official journal of the Society of Actuaries in the USA.  She was associate editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance – the official journal of the American Risk and Insurance Association, senior editor of Astin Bulletin – the official journal of the International Actuarial Association (now associate editor), chief editor until 2014 (now associate editor) of SORT-Statistics and Operations Research Transactions. She was awarded by the Casualty Actuarial Society and received the International Insurance Prize. She is a highly cited academic in the field of actuarial science, risk management and insurance. She was President of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists, the Geneva Association, in 2011. She has served in boards as well as scientific groups, international programs and steering committees and she has also conducted R&D joint programmes with many companies. She is member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors and Academician of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences.


Selected papers in the last three years (2019-2021) , only top 5 positions of WoS subject category:

(2021) “Differences in the risk profiles of drunk and drug drivers: Evidence from a mandatory roadside survey”, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 151, 105947. (joint with Alcañiz and Santolino)

(2021) “Percentile charts for speeding based on telematics information” Accident Analysis & Prevention, 150 ,105865. (joint with Pérez-Marín and Alcañiz)

(2020) “Characterizing electricity market integration in Nord Pool” Energy, 208,118368. (joint with Uribe and Mosquera-López)

(2019) “The use of telematics devices to improve automobile insurance rates” Risk Analysis, 39(3), 662-672. (joint with Nielsen, Ayuso, M. and Pérez-Marin)

(2019) “Semi-autonomous vehicles: Usage-based data evidences of what could be expected from eliminating speed limit violations” Accident Analysis and Prevention, 123, 99-106. (joint with Pérez-Marin)

(2019) “Is there an estimation bias in occupational health and safety surveys? The mode of administration and informants as a source of error” Sociological Methods and Research, 48, 1, 185- (joint with Fondevila-McDonald et al.)


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