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Dr. Howard C. Kunreuther

The University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Howard C. Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor Emeritus in the Operations, Information and Decisions department at the Wharton School and the Co-Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.

Dr. Kunreuther has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, and served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Kunreuther received the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award from the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society in recognition of his outstanding work on the role of public-private partnerships in mitigating and managing risks.

His recent books include The Future of Risk Management (with R. Meyer and E. O, Michel-Kerjan), Managing Catastrophic Risk: How Companies are Coping with Disruption (with M. Useem), The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters (with R. Meyer), Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry (with M. Pauly and S. McMorrow) and At War with the Weather (with E. O. Michel-Kerjan).

Dr. Kunreuther holds an A.B. from Bates College and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Economics.