About the Wharton Risk Center

The Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center undertakes cutting-edge research on a range of risk-related topics, promotes multi-disciplinary investigations to analyze societal challenges, and engages in cross-sector collaborations to develop innovative policy solutions to improve resilience across sectors and scales.

The Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, established in 1985, is a research center affiliated with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Engaging students and faculty throughout the University in collaborations, research projects, and other partnerships, the Center is recognized worldwide as a leader in risk-related research and policy analysis. The Risk Center also serves as a bridge between scholars at Penn and organizations and decision-makers in the public and private sectors.

The Center’s work is currently centered around five thematic areas: (1) disaster risk management, (2) climate risk & resilience, (3) risk communication & decision-making, (4) behavioral science & technology, and (5) political risk.  Visit our lab pages for more information. The Center is also pioneering new policy ideas for improving risk and resilience across sectors and scales through our Policy Incubator.

 

Meet the Team

DIRECTORS

  • Howard Kunreuther
    James G. Dinan Emeritus Professor of Decision Sciences & Public Policy
    Co-Director, Wharton Risk Center email
  • Robert Meyer
    Frederick H. Ecker/MetLife Insurance Professor of Marketing
    Co-Director, Wharton Risk Center email
  • Carolyn Kousky
    Executive Director email

RESEARCH AND CENTER STAFF

  • Ebony Adams
    Budget Administrator / Grants Manager email
    215-573-8040
  • Dana Allison
    Financial Coordinator email
    215-573-1188
  • Carol Heller
    Event Manager email
    215-898-5688
  • Zoë Linder-Baptie
    Resilience Projects Manager email
  • Erin St. Peter
    Research Analyst, Real Estate Department email
  • Helen Wiley
    Policy Analyst and Project Manager email

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

SENIOR FELLOWS

  • Tom Baker
    William Maul Measey Professor, Law and Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania  email
  • Jonah Berger
    Associate Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Sudeep Bhatia
    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Wouter Botzen
    VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies email
  • Eric Bradlow
    The K.P. Chao Professor, Professor of Marketing, Statistics, and Education email
  • Alexander Braun
    Vice Director, Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland email
  • William Burke-White
    Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House; Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Karen Campbell
    Senior Consultant, IHS, Inc. email
  • Cary Coglianese
    Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science email
  • Benjamin Collier
    Assistant Professor of Risk, Insurance & Healthcare Management, Fox School of Business at Temple University email
  • Jeffrey Czajkowski
    Director of the Center for Insurance Policy and Research, National Association of Insurance Commissioners email
  • Noah Gans
    Anheuser-Busch Professor of Management Science, Wharton School email
  • Etan Green
    Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Scott Harrington
    Alan B. Miller Professor, Professor of Health Care Systems email
  • Geoffrey Heal
    Garrett Professor of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Columbia University Graduate School of Business email
  • Kelly Hellman
    Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell email
  • Witold (Vit) Jerzy Henisz
    Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management in Honor of Russell E. Palmer, former Managing Partner, Wharton School email
  • Mark Alan Hughes
    Faculty Director, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Chris Ittner
    EY Professor of Accounting, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania  email
  • Raghu Iyengar
    Professor of Marketing, Faculty Co-Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative email
  • Barbara Kahn
    Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor, Professor of Marketing email
  • Ben Keys
    Associate Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Steve Kimbrough
    Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Sarah Light
    Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • John MacDonald
    Professor of Criminology and Sociology; Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Shiri Melumad
    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Katherine Milkman
    Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Alice Moon
    Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Alex Muermann
    Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Vienna University of Economics and Business email
  • Gidi Nave
    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Eric Orts
    Guardsmark Professor, Legal Studies email
  • Mark V. Pauly
    Bendheim Professor and Professor of Health Care Management email
  • Michael Platt
    James S. Riepe University Professor, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Dan Polsky
    Robert D. Eilers Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Alex Rees-Jones
    Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Christian Schade
    Chair of Entrepreneurial and Behavioral Decision Making, School of Business and Economics, Humboldt-University, Berlin email
  • Rebecca Schaumberg
    Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Maurice Schweitzer
    Cecilia Yen Koo Professor, Operations and Information Management email
  • Leonard Shabman
    Resources for the Future, Washington DC  email
  • Marissa Sharif
    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Paul Slovic
    Founder and President of Decision Research; Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon email
  • Michael Useem
    William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Arthur van Benthem
    Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Kevin Volpp
    Founders President’s Distinguished Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email
  • Susan Wachter
    Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania email

STUDENT FELLOWS

  • Amanda Bastelica, Masters Student in Public Administration
  • Marina Dauer, Environmental Studies; Political Science (’22)
  • Maeve Masterson, Sustainability & Environmental Management (’22)
  • Philip Mulder, PhD Student in Applied Economics
  • Caroline Murphy, Computer Science; Environmental Studies Minor (’21)

Risk Center research featured in the news and opeds by our scholars.

Contact Us

St. Leonard’s Court, Suite 130
3819 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
PHONE: 215-898-5688
FAX: 215-573-2130
EMAIL: riskctr@wharton.upenn.edu

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