University of Pennsylvania
Howard Kunreuther is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania as well as serving as 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 as it relates to technological and natural hazards and has published extensively on the topic.
Kunreuther is currently a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Radioactive Waste Management and the Multi-hazard Mitigation Council. He was a member of the NRC Board on Natural Disasters and chaired the H. John Heinz III Center Panel on Risk, Vulnerability and True Costs of Coastal Hazards. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and received the Society’s Distinguished Service and Achievement Awards.
Kunreuther is the author with Paul Freeman of Managing Environmental Risk through Insurance (Kluwer/American Enterprise Institute 1997) and co-editor (with Patricia Grossi) of Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk (Kluwer 2004) and co-editor (with Steve Hoch) of Wharton on Making Decisions (Wiley, 2001). He is a recipient of the Elizur Wright Award for the publication that makes the most significant contribution to the literature of insurance