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Howard C. Kunreuther

Howard C. Kunreuther

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. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society's Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001.

Dr. Kunreuther is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Insurance and Asset Management for 2011-2012, and in 2009-2010 served as co-chair of the Forum's Global Agenda Council on Leadership and Innovation for Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters. He is a member of the National Research Council's panel on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters and serves the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a chapter lead author of the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report on Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response.

He is the author of Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response (with M. Useem, 2010); and Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry (with M. Pauly and S. McMorrow, 2013).

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