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Catastrophe Modeling Center of Excellence

Providing regulators with technical expertise, tools, and information to effectively regulate their markets.

The Catastrophe Modeling Center of Excellence (COE) is positioned in the Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR). The CIPR provides the existing knowledge, expertise, and ability to conduct applied research vital for this field of study. takes a neutral perspective, building insights from data in a non-partisan manner. Our strategy focuses on the three pillars below in equipping regulators to most effectively and efficiently tackle the current landscape and anticipate future challenges.

Vendor Models

Facilitate Insurance department access to CAT model documentation, centralizing accumulated knowledge and expertise to aid in the distillation of technical information​.

Education and Tools

Develop technical education and training materials on the mechanics of commercial models and the treatment of perils and risk exposures that is tailored to the needs of regulators​. 

Applied Research

Conduct applied research analysis using various model platforms to proactively answer regulatory questions concerning resilience priorities​. 

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Regulators interested in obtaining access to regulator-only catastrophe model training and documentation, please send an email to Amy Lopez at 


Jeff Czajkowski
Director, Center for Insurance Policy and Research

Jennifer Gardner
Catastrophe Risk and Resilience Research Manager

Shaveta Gupta
Catastrophe Risk and Modeling Advisor

Elisabetta Russo
Enterprise Risk Management Advisor