James Hilliard

Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor of Finance

James Hilliard

(928) 523-7901

Office Number: 420



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
PhD Finance University of Connecticut 2007
MBA Finance University of Connecticut 1999
BA Communication Houghton College 1993


Research Interests

  • Insurance Capital Structure
  • Insurance Distribution and Compensation
  • Insurance Market Structure

Professional Positions

Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
2008 to 2014

Hartford Financial Services Group
Corporate Finance, Sales and Service, Claims
Director, 1999 to 2004


Award Awarded By Year
Innovative Instruction Faculty Grant University of Georgia 2012
Strickler Award for Innovation in Instruction American Risk and Insurance Association 2011
Spencer Educational Foundation Scholar Risk and Insurance Management Society 2004



Hilliard, James I., Steven W. Pottier and Jianren Xi. “Trust-Preferred Securities and Insurer Financing Decisions.” Forthcoming in Journal of Risk and Insurance.

O'Brien, Thomas J., Linda Schmid Klein and James I. Hilliard. “Shareholder Wealth Effects of Capital Structure Swaps," November 2007 in European Financial Management 13(5):979-997.

Santerre, Rexford E. and James I. Hilliard. "Health Insurance Research in the JRI and the Health Economy," Spring 2009 in Risk Management and Insurance Review 12(67-79).

Egginton, Jared, James I. Hilliard, Andre Liebenberg and Ivonne Liebenberg. "What Effect did AIG's Bailout Have on its Competitors?" Fall 2010 in Risk Management and Insurance Review 13(2):225-249.

Ghosh, Chinmoy and James I. Hilliard. "The Value of Contingent Commissions in the Property-Casualty Insurance Industry: Evidence from Stock Market Returns,” March 2012 in Journal of Risk and Insurance 79(1):165-192.

Bates, Laurie, James I. Hilliard, and Rexford E. Santerre. "Do Insurers Possess Market Power?" April 2012 in Southern Economic Journal  78(4):1289-1304.

Hilliard, James I., Laureen Regan and Sharon Tennyson. 2013. Insurance Distribution. In Handbook of Insurance, 2nd Edition, edited by Georges Dionne. New York:Springer.

Garven, James R., James I. Hilliard and Martin Grace. "Adverse Selection in Reinsurance Markets." September 2014 in Geneva Risk and Insurance Review 39(2):222-253.

Eckles, David L., and James I. Hilliard. "Government Intervention through an Implicit Federal Backstop: Is There a Link to Market Power?" July 2015 in Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance – Issues and Practice 40(3):538-555.

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