Books

Edited by Howard Kunreuther, Robert J. Meyer and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Highlighting past research, recent discoveries, and open questions, The Future of Risk Management provides scholars, businesses, civil servants, and the concerned public tools for making more informed decisions and developing long-term strategies for reducing future losses from potentially catastrophic events.

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By Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem

Decision makers tend to be shortsighted when choosing whether to invest in protection against catastrophic risks. They are often reluctant to incur upfront costs for loss mitigation measures because the near-term payoffs do not appear to justify the expenditure. Deliberative thinking can better direct managers’ attention to the consequences that follow low-probability, high-impact events.

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By Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther

Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater, yet we fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities. In our book The Ostrich Paradox, we characterize six decision-making biases that cause individuals, communities and organizations to underinvest in protection against low-probability, high-consequence events.

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Risk Center Books


The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind

Jonah Berger. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Leadership Dispatches: Chile's Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster

cover-Leadership-Dispatches3Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan. Leadership Dispatches: Chile’s Extraordinary Comeback from Disaster, Stanford University Press, 2015.

Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry

cover_HK-MP-SMHoward Kunreuther, Mark V. Pauly and Stacey McMorrow. Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

At War with the Weather

AWwtWbook2Howard C. Kunreuther, Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan. At War with the Weather, Cambridge: MA: MIT Press, 2011, paperback.

The Irrational Economist: Making Decisions in a Dangerous World

TIEc5Edited by Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Paul Slovic. The Irrational Economist: Making Decisions in a Dangerous World, New York, PublicAffairs Books, 2010.

Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response

cover-learningHoward Kunreuther and Michael Useem, editors. Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Wharton School Publishing, 2010.

The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit and Risk in an Interlinked World

bookcover_NetworkPaul Kleindorfer and Yoram Wind, editors. The Network Challenge: Strategy, Profit and Risk in an Interlinked World, Upper Saddle River, NJ, Wharton School Publishing, 2009.

Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy

ImportSafetyCary Coglianese, Adam M. Finkel, David Zaring (eds.) Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector

bookcover_PRKMichael A. Crew, Paul R. Kleindorfer, (eds). Competition and Regulation in the Postal and Delivery Sector, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2008.

When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line

WPP_cover1Geoffrey Heal. When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line, Columbia University Press, May, 2008.

Markets Without Magic: How Competition Might Save Medicare

bookcover_MVPMark V. Pauly. Markets Without Magic: How Competition Might Save Medicare, AEI Press, Washington, 2008.

The Edge of Disaster — Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

EdgeofDisasterStephen E. Flynn. The Edge of Disaster — Rebuilding a Resilient Nation, Random House, 2007.

Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response

cover-smPhilip Auerswald, Lewis Branscomb, Todd LaPorte, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan (eds.) Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response,  Cambridge University Press, 2006.

On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

1Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther. On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk

3Patricia Grossi and Howard Kunreuther. Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk, Boston, Springer, 2005.

Accident Precursors: Averting Accidents with Foresight

4James Phimister, Vicki Bier and Howard Kunreuther. Accident Precursors: Averting Accidents with Foresight, National Research Council, 2004.

Competitive Transformation of the Postal and Delivery Sector

51kXOPoYzrL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_Michael Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer (eds.). Competitive Transformation of the Postal and Delivery Sector, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Catastrophe Insurance: Supply, Demand and Regulation

6Martin F. Grace, Robert W. Klein, Paul R. Kleindorfer, Michael R. Murray. Catastrophe Insurance: Supply, Demand and Regulation, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

Postal and Delivery Services: Delivering on the Competition

51lLAmIc3jL._SL160_AA160_Michael A. Crew and Paul Kleindorfer (eds). Postal and Delivery Services: Delivering on the Competition, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

Treatise on New Risks. Precaution, Crisis

8Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther.Treatise on New Risks. Precaution, Crisis, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Risk, Media, and Stigma: Understanding Public Challenges to Modern Science and Technology

9James Flynn, Paul Slovic and Howard Kunreuther (eds.). Risk, Media, and Stigma: Understanding Public Challenges to Modern Science and Technology, London, Earthscan, 2001.

Future Directions in Postal Reform

41xEJ9m1kZL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_Michael A. Crew and Paul Kleindorfer (eds.). Future Directions in Postal Reform, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

Wharton on Making Decisions

10Stephen J. Hoch, Howard C. Kunreuther. Wharton on Making Decisions. 2001

Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks: Turkish and International Perspectives

51GJ+AMvX9L._SL210_Paul R. Kleindorfer and Murat R. Sertel (eds.). Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks: Turkish and International Perspectives, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

Current Directions in Postal Reform

14Michael A. Crew and Paul R. Kleindorfer (eds.). Current Directions in Postal Reform, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services

15Paul Kleindorfer and Michael Crew (eds.). Emerging Competition in Postal and Delivery Services, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.

Paying the Price: The Status and Role of Insurance Against Natural Disasters in the United States

0309063612Howard Kunreuther and Richard Roth. Paying the Price: The Status and Role of Insurance Against Natural Disasters in the United States, Washington DC, Joseph Henry Press, 1998.

Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries

31VwVZqxXkL._SL500_AA300_Michael Crew and Paul Kleindorfer (eds.). Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.

Managing Environmental Risk Through Insurance

0792399013Howard Kunreuther and Paul Freeman. Managing Environmental Risk Through Insurance, Washington DC and Boston, American Enterprise Institute and Kluwer Academic Press, 1997.

Energy, Environment and the Economy: Asian Perspectives

Paul Kleindorfer, Howard Kunreuther, and David Hong, (eds.). Energy, Environment and the Economy: Asian Perspectives, Edward Elgar (ed.), 1996.

Challenges in Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Howard Kunreuther and Paul Slovic, (eds.). Challenges in Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Edited by The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1996.

Commercialization of Postal and Delivery Services: National and International Perspectives

416QQ2FC3JL._SL500_AA300_Michael Crew and Paul Kleindorfer (eds.). Commercialization of Postal and Delivery Services: National and International Perspectives, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.

The Dilemma of Siting a High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository

22Doug Easterling and Howard Kunreuther. The Dilemma of Siting a High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995.

Economics of Postal and Delivery Services

Michael Crew and Paul Kleindorfer (eds.). Economics of Postal and Delivery Services, Tokyo, Japan Ministry for Post and Telecommunications, 1994.

Thinking and Deciding, Second Edition

FC0792376382New York, Cambridge University Press, 1994. Thinking and Deciding, Second Edition, Jonathan Baron.

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Special issue on “Making Decisions about the Liability in Insurance”

Howard Kunreuther and Colin Camerer (eds.). Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Special issue on “Making Decisions about the Liability in Insurance”, 1993.

Morality and Rational Choice

26Jonathan Baron. Morality and Rational Choice, Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Press, 1993.

Decision Sciences: An Integrative Perspective

27Paul Kleindorfer, Howard Kunreuther, and Paul Schoemaker. Decision Sciences: An Integrative Perspective, Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, special issue “Making Decisions about the Liability in Insurance”

Howard Kunreuther and Colin Camerer (eds.). Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, special issue “Making Decisions about the Liability in Insurance”, 1993.

Psychological perspectives on justice: Theory and Applications

LB. A. Mellers and Jonathan Baron (eds.). Psychological perspectives on justice: Theory and Applications, New York, Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services

31Michael Crew and Paul Kleindorfer. Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.

The Economics of Postal Service

31-1Michael Crew and Paul Kleindorfer. The Economics of Postal Service, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.

Teaching Decision Making to Adolescents

32Jonathan Baron and R. V. Brown (eds.). Teaching Decision Making to Adolescents, Hillsdale, NJ, Erlbaum, 1991.

International Trade in Insurance

Mark Pauly. International Trade in Insurance, Irwin Publishers, 1990.

Production and Operations Management

Charles Corbett and Paul Kleindorfer (eds). Production and Operations Management, Double special issue on Environmental Management and Operations, Issues 2 and 3 of 2001 Volume.

Integrating Insurance and Risk Management Strategies for Hazardous Wastes

51X0MQDR68L._SL500_AA300_Howard Kunreuther and Rajeev Gowda (eds.). Integrating Insurance and Risk Management Strategies for Hazardous Wastes, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.