Erwann Michel-Kerjan

Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School
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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. 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 recipient of the Elizur Wright Award for the publication that makes the most significant contribution to the literature of insurance. 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 co-leads the Center’s multi-year initiative on the future of natural disaster protection and risk financing, and Wharton’s multi-year initiative on good practices for catastrophe risk management in the S&P 500. He 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.”

Past Appearances

Knowledge @Wharton: July 18, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Alfredo Muniz (Co-Founder, CTO; Senior in School of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, XEED Inc), Sade Oba (Co-Founder; Senior in School of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania, XEED Inc), Jeffrey Katz (Mayor, Village of Cooperstown, NY), Karen Firestone (President, CEO, and Co-Founder, Aureus Asset Management), Jeff Idelson (President, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum), Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School), and Howard Kunreuther (James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Co-Author of “Mastering Catastrophic Risk”, The Wharton School) on the Monday, July 18, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: June 30, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Andrew Light (Professor, George Mason University), Anne Chertoff (Wedding Editor, covering planning, etiquetter and style advice., Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, Aol’s aisledash and iVillage Weddings), Max Abrahms (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University), Christopher Sands (Senior Research Professor; Director of the Center for Canadian Studies, Johns Hopkins University), Sarah Halzack (Reporter, The Washington Post), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), and Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, June 30, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: March 23, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Max Abrahms (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University), Jennifer Weiss-Wolf (Vice President for Development, New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice), Chris Bobel (Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts), James Timberlake (Partner, KieranTimberlake), Joshua Coleman (Psychologist), Mitish Patel (Assistant Professor, Staff Physician at the Philadelphia CMJC VA Medical Center, Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania), and Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, March 23, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: November 16, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jaqueline Carter (International Partner and Director NA, The Potential Project), Gordon Witkin (Executive Editor, The Center for Public Integrity), Sarah Light (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), Brendan O’Leary (The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania), and Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School) on the Monday, November 16, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 16, 2015

Knowledge @Wharton: August 11, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by Robert Bonnie (Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, United States Department of Agriculture), Ananya Sen (5th year PhD student at the Toulouse School of Economics), Zack Stiefler (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bungalow Insurance), Tom Austin (Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Bugalow Insurance), Iwan Barankay (Associate Management Professor, The Wharton School), Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School), and Pinar Yildirim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, August 11, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Knowledge @Wharton: June 30, 2015

Host Dan Loney is joined by Eric Schelter (Assistant Professor of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania), Greg Smith (President; Former executive director at Goldman Sachs, Blooom), Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School), Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton), William Burke-White (Deputy Dean and Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, World Perry House, University of Pennsylvania Law School), and James Martin (Editor at large; Jesuit Priest; Author of “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” and “Sevel Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus”, America, The National Catholic Review) on the Tuesday, June 30, 2015 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Leadership in Action: February 19, 2015

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School), Stanley McChrystal (RETIRED GENERAL, STAN MCCHRYSTAL), and Howard Kunreuther (James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Co-Author of “Mastering Catastrophic Risk”, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, February 19, 2015 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Knowledge @Wharton: January 17, 2017 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge @Wharton: January 17, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Dan Romer (Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania), David Galligan (Professor of Animal Health Economics, Penn Vet, University of Pennsylvania), Melanie Kirshenbaum (4th year student, Scholarship Recipient, Penn Vet, University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Servon (Professor of City and Regional Planning; Author of “The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives”, University of Pennsylvania), Erwann Michel-Kerjan (Executive Director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes, The Wharton School), and Howard Kunreuther (James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Co-Author of “Mastering Catastrophic Risk”, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, January 17, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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