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Yiqing Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

Dr. Yiqing Chen is Associate Professor of Actuarial Science at the Drake University. She received her Ph.D. in Actuarial Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2009. Since then she held a tenure-track and subsequently a tenured faculty position at the University of Liverpool until she joined the Drake University in August 2014.

Her research interests include modeling extreme risks, quantitative risk management, and insurance solvency analysis. She has published 19 papers, among which 6 appear in Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 2 in Advances in Applied Probability, and 3 in Journal of Applied Probability. As of 03/2018, Google Scholar shows that her papers have received 502 citations in total resulting in an H index of 10 and that 4 of her papers have over 50 citations each. She was the PI of a 2015 Individual Grant from the CAS, and together with the actuarial science group of the University of Iowa she is a PI of a multi-PI CAE grant from the SOA with amount $228,000 for 2018-2021.

Currently, she is serving Risks as Guest Editor of a special issue, and is Associate Editor for three other scientific journals.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-3117
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 334


  • Ph.D., Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Hong Kong
  • M.A., School of Economics and Management, Guangdong University of Technology
  • B.E., Department of Computer Science, Hefei University

Areas of Expertise

  • Extreme risks in insurance and finance
  • Quantitative risk management
  • Insurance solvency analysis
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