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) business, climate, and the environment, (3) risk communication & decision-making, (4) behavioral science & technology, and (5) political risk. Visit our lab pages for more information on current projects and contributing scholars. The Center is also pioneering new policy ideas for improving risk and resilience across sectors and scales through our Policy Incubator.
Meet the Team
RESEARCH AND CENTER STAFF
- Ebony Adams
Budget Administrator / Grants Manager
- Dana Allison
- Carol Heller
- Zoë Linder-Baptie
Resilience Projects Manager
- Erin St. Peter
Research Analyst, Real Estate Department
- Ben Thomas
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
- Helen J.P. Wiley
Policy Analyst and Project Manager
Risk Center research featured in the news and op-eds by our scholars.