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Howard Kunreuther

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James G. Dinan Professor, Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

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    Howard C. Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards. Professor Kunreuther is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis He served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a Coordinating Lead Author for the chapter on “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies” in the 2014 IPCC report, and currently serves on the NAS/NRC Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events. His recent books include At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (MIT Press), winner of the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in 2011; Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry (with Mark Pauly and Stacey McMorrow) (Cambridge University Press); and Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster (with Michael Useem and Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (Stanford University Press). Professor Kunreuther received the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award from the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) in recognition of his outstanding work on the role of public-private partnerships in mitigating and managing risks, as summarized in his paper “The Role of Insurance in Reducing Losses from Extreme Events: The Need for Public–Private Partnerships” (Geneva Papers 2015, 40: 714-762).

    Selected Publications

    Kunreuther, Howard, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan, and Michael Useem, “Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption.” Oxford University Press, 2016


    Kunreuther, Howard and Luis Ballesteros, “Deciding in the Context of Low-Probability Shocks: Biases, Heuristics, and Uncertainty”. (2016)


    Ballesteros, Luis and Howard Kunreuther. “Organizational Learning from Catastrophes”. In Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption, edited by Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Michael Useem, Oxford University Press, 2016


    Kunreuther, Howard. “How Corporate America deal with Disasters.” Oxford University Press, 2016

     

    Useem, Michael and Howard Kunreuther, “Leadership Dispatches: Chile's Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster.” 2015

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    James G. Dinan Professor, Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Professor of Decision Sciences and Business Economics and Public Policy, Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

    School/Department

    Areas of Interest

      About

      Howard C. Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards. Professor Kunreuther is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis He served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a Coordinating Lead Author for the chapter on “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies” in the 2014 IPCC report, and currently serves on the NAS/NRC Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events. His recent books include At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (MIT Press), winner of the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in 2011; Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry (with Mark Pauly and Stacey McMorrow) (Cambridge University Press); and Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster (with Michael Useem and Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (Stanford University Press). Professor Kunreuther received the 2015 Shin Research Excellence Award from the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) in recognition of his outstanding work on the role of public-private partnerships in mitigating and managing risks, as summarized in his paper “The Role of Insurance in Reducing Losses from Extreme Events: The Need for Public–Private Partnerships” (Geneva Papers 2015, 40: 714-762).

      Selected Publications

      Kunreuther, Howard, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan, and Michael Useem, “Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption.” Oxford University Press, 2016


      Kunreuther, Howard and Luis Ballesteros, “Deciding in the Context of Low-Probability Shocks: Biases, Heuristics, and Uncertainty”. (2016)


      Ballesteros, Luis and Howard Kunreuther. “Organizational Learning from Catastrophes”. In Rethinking Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption, edited by Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Michael Useem, Oxford University Press, 2016


      Kunreuther, Howard. “How Corporate America deal with Disasters.” Oxford University Press, 2016

       

      Useem, Michael and Howard Kunreuther, “Leadership Dispatches: Chile's Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster.” 2015

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