Faculty Profile

Nat Pope

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law
College
College of Business

    

Education

PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1999.
Major: Risk management and insurance
Dissertation Title: The Demand for Life Insurance in Japan
MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1997.
Major: Risk management and insurance
MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 1988.
Major: International Business
BS, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, 1979.
Major: River Falls, WI
Degree Specialization: Art

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

RMIN 4310.001, Insurance Company Operations, Spring 2021 Syllabus
RMIN 4800.763, Internship, Spring 2021
RMIN 2500.001, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Spring 2021 Syllabus
RMIN 4900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2021 Syllabus
RMIN 2500.004, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4300.001, Property/Liability Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4900.713, Special Problems, Fall 2020 Syllabus
RMIN 4310.003, Insurance Company Operations, Spring 2020 Syllabus
RMIN 2500.001, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Spring 2020 Syllabus
RMIN 4300.001, Property/Liability Risk Management and Insurance, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.001, Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4310.003, Property Risk Management & Insurer Operations, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4300.001, Liability Risk Management & Insurance, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 2500.001, Principles of Risk and Insurance Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4310.003, Property Risk Management & Insurer Operations, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
RMIN 4300.001, Liability Risk Management & Insurance, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Ma, Y., Pope, N. (2019). The Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on Property-Casualty Insurer Loss Reserve Estimates. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice. 45(2), 313-334.
Pope, N., Goebel, D. (2017). What is the Value of an RMI Degree to the Insurance Industry. 7(1), 5-26. Journal of Risk Education. www.jofriskeducation.org
Inoguchi, M., Ma, Y., Pope, N., Suzawa, Y. (2016). Insurance business synergies, economic growth and strategic planning. Other. 8(3), 191-216. Inderscience Publishers.
Pope, N., Ma, Y. (2016). The Role of Loss Reserves in Smoothing Insurer Cost of Capital. 20(1), 1-18.
Pope, N., Ishida, C., Kaufman, P., Langrehr, F. W. (2014). Extended Warranties in the US Marketplace: A Strategy for Effective Regulation. Journal of Insurance Regulation. 33(3), 1-26.
Ma, Y., Pope, N., Xie, X. (2014). Insurer Performance and Intermediary Remuneration: The Impact of Abandonment of Contingent Commissions. Other. 39(2), 373-388. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/gpp.2013.12
Ma, Y., Pope, N., Xie, X. (2014). Contingent Commissions, Insurance Intermediaries, and Insurer Performance. Risk Management and Insurance Review. 17(1), 61-81. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rmir.12004
Ma, Y., Pope, N., Yeung, R. (2013). Foreign Participation and Its Relationship with Non-Life Insurer Performance in the Northeast Asian Markets. Other. 38(1), 43-61. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/gpp.2012.20
Huang, L., Ma, Y., Pope, N. (2012). Foreign Ownership and Non-Life Insurer Efficiency in the Japanese Marketplace. Risk Management and Insurance Review. 15(1), 57-88. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6296.2011.01202.x
Pope, N., Ma, Y., Xie, X. (2009). Insurer Performance and Contingent Commissions: What's the Relationship?. 63(5), 53-56.
Pope, N. (2009). The Economics of Human Life Value Estimates: The Income Distribution Project. 63(5), 53-56.
Pope, N., Ma, Y. (2008). The Market Structure-Performance Relationship in the International Insurance Sector. Journal of Risk and Insurance. 75(4), 947-966. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6975.2008.00292.x
Elango, B., Ma, Y., Pope, N. (2008). An Investigation Into the Diversification-Performance Relationship in the U.S. Property-Liability Insurance Industry. Journal of Risk and Insurance. 75(3), 567-591. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6975.2008.00275.x
Ma, Y., Pope, N. (2008). Foreign Share, Insurance Density, and Penetration: An Analysis of the International Life Insurance Market. Risk Management and Insurance Review. 11(2), 327-347. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6296.2008.00143.x
Pope, N. (2006). The Value of a Life in the 21st Century. 60(3), 43-49.
Pope, N., Ma, Y. (2005). Applicability of the Permanent Income Hypothesis to Life Insurance Consumption Habits. 5(2), 1-9.
Pope, N., Ma, Y. (2005). Market Deregulation and Insurer Pricing Strategies: The Japanese Experience. Other. 30(2), 312-326. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.gpp.2510028
Pope, N. (2004). Deregulation in the Japanese insurance marketplace: Sizzle or fizzle?. Journal of Insurance Regulation. 22(3), 19.
Pope, N., Ma, Y. (2004). Grade-Risk: An Insurable Event in the Classroom. Risk Management and Insurance Review. 7(2), 189-196. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1098-1616.2004.00045.x
Pope, N. (2003). Life Insurance Demand in Japan - Not What You Think. 8, 19-38.
Ma, Y., Pope, N. (2003). Determinants of International Insurers' Participation in Foreign Non-Life Markets. Journal of Risk and Insurance. 70(2), 235-248. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1539-6975.00058
Pope, N. (2002). Japanese Consumers' Demand for Cash Value Life Insurance: A Case of Mistaken Identity. Journal of Insurance Issues. 25(1), 85-91.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Pope, N., Ma, Y. (2013). SOX Has No Impact on P/C Reserving; Earnings Management Persists. Feb(14), . http://www.carriermanagement.com/features/2013/02/14/100000.htm

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Ma, Y. (Co-Principal), Pope, N. (Co-Principal), "Implications of Loss Reserve Misestimation: Are There Penalties for Excessive Reserving Errors?," Sponsored by Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services, Other, $16000 Funded. (20152015).
Pope, N., Ishida-Lambert, C. (Co-Principal), Kaufman, P. (Co-Principal), "Enhanced Disclosure's Impact on Extended Warranty Purchases," Sponsored by Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services, Other, $2500 Funded. (February 2015February 2015).
Pope, N., Ma, Y., "Synergistic Effects of Life and Nonlife Insurance Industries on International Economic Development," Sponsored by Illinois State University, State, $5000 Funded. (20122013).
Pope, N., Ishida-Lambert, C. (Co-Principal), Kaufman, P. (Co-Principal), Langrehr, F. (Co-Principal), "Extended Warranties in the U.S. Marketplace: A Strategy for Effective Regulation," Sponsored by Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services, Other, $4000 Funded. (September 2011June 2012).
Pope, N. (Co-Principal), Goebel, D. (Co-Principal), "What the Insurance Industry Wants in a New Hire," Sponsored by The Katie School of Financial Services, Other, $8000 Funded. (20112011).
Ma, Y. (Co-Principal), Pope, N. (Co-Principal), "Insurer Performance in the Asian Marketplace: An Examination of the Impact of Market Structure and Foreign Participation," Sponsored by Illinois State University, Other, $16000 Funded. (20102010).
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