Oscar N. Serbein

Professor, Academic

1919 – 2006

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Who was Oscar N. Serbein?

Oscar N. Serbein Jr., a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business who specialized in risk management and insurance, passed away Jan. 21, 2006 at his home in Fullerton, Calif. He was 86.

Serbein accepted an appointment as professor of insurance in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 1959 and taught courses in insurance, risk management, operations, decision sciences, and estate planning. He remained at the Business School until his retirement in 1989. Top Stories

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Professor Emeritus Oscar Serbein Dies at 86

January 2006

Oscar Serbein, Jr.STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Oscar N. Serbein Jr., a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business who specialized in risk management and insurance, passed away Jan. 21 at his home in Fullerton, Calif. He was 86.

Born in Collins, Iowa, in 1919, Serbein earned his PhD in 1951 from Columbia University. He also received a BA with Highest Distinction in 1940 and an MS in 1941 from the University of Iowa.

Serbein accepted an appointment as professor of insurance in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 1959 and taught courses in insurance, risk management, operations, decision sciences, and estate planning. He remained at the Business School until his retirement in 1989. He served as the director of the doctoral program in the Business School from 1960 to 1964 and as the director of the Insurance Case Research Project from 1966 to 1970. He began his academic career in 1951, when he joined the Columbia University faculty as a statistics professor.

Serbein authored Paying for Medical Care in the United States (1953) and Educational Activities of Business (1961). With John H. Magee he co-authored Property and Liability Insurance (1967), and with Mark R. Greene, Risk Management Text and Cases (1978). He served as editor of the Series in Risk and Insurance, John Wiley and Sons Inc. (1966-1981).

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Born
1919
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  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
Died
Jan 21, 2006

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