This volume is a special collection of papers celebrating 40 years of The Geneva papers on risk and insurance. The collection looks back at the storied history of the Geneva Papers on risk and insurance and features papers from some of the esteemed authors who have contributed to the journal in its lifetime. This collection of papers highlights just a few of the many themes addressed in the papers published by the journal since it was created. Nevertheless, the selection exemplifies the richness and variety of topics the field of insurance covers.