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Howard Kunreuther is the Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of Decision Sciences and Public
Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and serves 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

Kunreuther is currently a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Board on
Radioactive Waste Management, 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 Achievement Award in 2001.

Kunreuther is the author with Paul Freeman of Managing Environmental Risk through
Insurance (1997) and co-editor (with Richard Roth, Sr.) of Paying the Price: The Status
of Role of Insurance Against Natural Disasters in the United States (1998) and co-editor
(with Steve Hoch) of Wharton on Making Decisions (2001). He is a recipient of the Elizur
Wright Award for the publication that makes the most significant contribution to the
literature of insurance.

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications
"Risk Analysis and Risk Management in an Uncertain World" Risk Analysis,
August 2002.

(with Nathan Novemsky, and Daniel Kahneman)
"Making Low Probabilities Useful." 2001. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 23:103-120.

(with P. Kleindorfer and P. Schoemaker)
Decision Sciences: An Integrative Perspective. New York:
Cambridge University Press, 1993.

"The Role of Compensation in Siting Hazardous Facilities" Journal of Policy Analysts
and Management, September 1996.

Howard Kunreuther

Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Cecilia Yen Koo Professor of
Decision Sciences and Public Policy

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