Martin Eling is doing empirical research in the intersection of insurance management, mathematics, and economics. After his doctoral degree in 2005 he joined the I.VW as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2008 he was visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Then in 2009 he was appointed Professor of Insurance at the University of Ulm. Since November 2011 he is Director of the I.VW and holds the Chair for Insurance Management at the University of St.Gallen. The Chair was established with support of the Swiss insurance industry.
The Chair for Insurance Management works internationally, empirically, and application-oriented. The current research focus of the chair include the following areas:
- Digitalization (cyber risk, big data and artificial intelligence)
- Social security (pension and healthcare)
Other research fields of the chair are asset management, risk management, performance measurement, and regulation.