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. Professor 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, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001.
Howard currently serves on the National Academy of Science/National Research Council’s committees on “Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program” and the “Roundtable on Risk, Resilience, and Extreme Events.” He is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s newly-released report, “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies” and served on the New York City Mayor’s Office Panel on Climate Change as part of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency.
His books include At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan, 2009); Learning from Catastrophes (with Michael Useem, 2010); and Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry” (with Mark Pauly and Stacey McMorrow, 2013).