Lars Powell

University of Alabama

Lars Powell is executive director of the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research (ACIIR) at the University of Alabama. ACIIR identifies and solves insurance problems with research and education. Powell has previously worked in both academic and industry roles.

Powell's primary research interests include loss mitigation, insurer capitalization, and the effects of regulation on insurance markets.  His work appears in several top academic and practitioner journals. He is a past president of the Risk Theory Society, and former editor of the Journal of Insurance Regulation. He is a founding board member of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company and a recipient of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ NAMIC Service Award. He earned undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina, and a PhD in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia.