Lawrence Powell

Executive Director
Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research

Lawrence “Lars” Powell is director of the Alabama Center for Insurance Information and Research (ACIIR) at the University of Alabama. ACIIR identifies and solves risk and insurance problems with research and education.

Lars’ primary research interests include loss mitigation, insurer capitalization, and the effects of regulation on insurance markets. His work has appeared in several academic and practitioner journals and is past president of the Risk Theory Society, former editor of the Journal of Insurance Regulation, a founding board member emeritus of Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company, and a recipient of the National Association Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Service Award.

He earned undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.