Most widely held works by Howard Kunreuther
Paying the price the status and role of insurance against natural disasters in the United States ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
Wharton on making decisions ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
Perspectives from leaders in decision science at Wharton. Organized in part through Wharton's Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, the book assembles leading researchers from Wharton's business faculty who demonstrate how to apply the latest approaches in decision-making from four perspectives: personal, managerial, negotiator, and consumer.
Catastrophe modeling a new approach to managing risk ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
"Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk is the first book that systematically analyzes how catastrophe models can be used for assessing and managing risks of extreme events. It focuses on natural disaster risk, but also discusses the management of terrorism risk. A unique feature of this book is the involvement of three leading catastrophe modeling firms, AIR Worldwide, EQECAT, and Risk Management Solutions, who examine the role of catastrophe modeling in rate setting, portfolio management and risk financing." "Using data from three model cities (Oakland, CA, Long Beach, CA and Miami/Dade County, FL), experts from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania examine the role of catastrophe modeling to develop risk management strategies for reducing and spreading the losses from future disasters. Given the uncertainties associated with terrorism, the book points out the opportunities for utilizing catastrophe models to set insurance rates and to examine public-private partnerships for providing financial assistance in the event of a terrorist attack."--Jacket.
At war with the weather managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophes by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating pace. In 2005, three major hurricanes - Katrina, Rita, and Wilma - made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within an eight-week period. The damage caused by these storms led to insurance reimbursements and federal disaster relief of more than $180 billion - a record sum. Today we are more vulnerable to catastrophic losses because of the increasing concentration of population and activities in high-risk coastal regions of the country. The question is not whether but when future catastrophes will strike. Who should pay the costs associated with catastrophic losses suffered by homeowners in hazard-prone areas? In At War with the Weather, Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan and their colleagues deliver a groundbreaking analysis of how we currently mitigate, insure against, and finance recovery from natural disasters in the United States. They offer innovative, long-term solutions for reducing losses and providing financial support for disaster victims that define a coherent strategy to assure sustainable recovery from future large-scale disasters. The amount of data collected and analyzed and innovations proposed make this the most comprehensive book written on these critical issues in the past thirty years.
The economics of natural disasters; implications for Federal policy by Douglas C Dacy ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
Challenges in risk assessment and risk management ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
(Publisher-supplied data) This timely volume contains valuable lessons and insights into the critical areas of disaster prevention, mitigation, recovery, and risk financing. It is an eclectic blend of lessons born of practical experience and academic research that collectively provides valuable insights that policymakers and lawmakers, insurers and academic researchers can draw upon to help guide them through the difficult years that lie ahead.--Robert P. Hartwig, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Insurance Information Institute An enormously important volume that comes at just the right time. In the wake of Katrina, new thinking is urgently needed on how to manage catastrophic risk most effectively--especially regarding prevention and recovery. This precious volume offers insights on both fronts, with contributions from many of the nation's leading authorities on risk and disaster. It is a must-read for scholars and policymakers alike.--David A. Moss, Harvard Business School Hurricane Katrina not only devastated a large area of the nation's Gulf coast, it also raised fundamental questions about ways the nation can, and should, deal with the inevitable problems of economic risk and social responsibility. This volume gathers leading experts to examine lessons that Hurricane Katrina teaches us about better assessing, perceiving, and managing risks from future disasters. In the years ahead we will inevitably face more problems like those caused by Katrina or by fire, earthquake, or even a flu pandemic. America remains in the cross hairs of terrorists, while policy makers continue to grapple with important environmental and health risks. Each of these scenarios might, in itself, be relatively unlikely to occur. But it is statistically certain that we will confront such catastrophes, or perhaps one we have never imagined, and the nation and its citizenry must be prepared to act. That is the fundamental lesson of Katrina. The 20 contributors to this volume address questions of public and private roles in assessing, managing, and dealing with risk in American society and suggest strategies for moving ahead in rebuilding the Gulf coast. Contributors: Matthew Adler, Vicki Bier, Baruch Fischhoff, Kenneth R. Foster, Robert Giegengack, Peter Gosselin, Scott E. Harrington, Carolyn Kousky, Robert Meyer, Harvey G. Ryland, Brian L. Strom, Kathleen Tierney, Michael J. Trebilcock, Detlof von Winterfeldt, Jonathan Walters, Richard J. Zeckhauser.
Recovery from natural disasters; insurance or Federal aid by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Decision sciences : an integrative perspective by Paul R Kleindorfer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Accident precursor analysis and management reducing technological risk through diligence by National Academy of Engineering ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Disaster insurance protection : public policy lessons by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Accident precursor analysis and management : reducing technological risk through diligence ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Learning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and response ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Managing environmental risk through insurance by Paul K Freeman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
The Risk analysis controversy : an institutional perspective : proceedings of a summer study on decision processes and institutional aspects of risk held at IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, 22-26 June 1981 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Risk analysis and decision processes : the siting of liquefied energy gas facilities in four countries by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Insuring and managing hazardous risks--from Seveso to Bhopal and beyond ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Risk, media, and stigma : understanding public challenges to modern science and technology ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
For all the benefits of modern technology, there is often great public suspicion of, and aversion to, innovations. This work presents an examination of how and why stigmatization occurs, exploring appropriate responses and looking at the roles of the media, government and business.
Energy, environment, and the economy : Asian perspectives ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Integrating insurance and risk management for hazardous waste ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Asia Case studies Conference proceedings Crisis management in government Decision making Decision making--Social aspects Disaster insurance Disaster insurance--Mathematical models Disaster relief Disaster relief--Mathematical models Economic policy Emergency management Energy industries Energy industries--Environmental aspects Energy policy Government spending policy Group decision making Hazardous substances Hazardous substances--Accidents Hazardous substances--Management Hazardous waste management industry History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Industrial safety Insurance--Decision making Liability for environmental damages Liquefied natural gas industry--Environmental aspects Liquefied petroleum gas industry--Environmental aspects Louisiana--Gulf Coast Mass media and technology Mass media--Public opinion Natural disasters Natural disasters--Economic aspects Natural disasters--Planning Pollution liability insurance Public opinion Public relations Radioactive waste sites--Location Regional economics Reliability (Engineering)--Mathematics Risk Risk (Insurance) Risk assessment Risk management Risk perception Stigma (Social psychology) Technology--Risk assessment Terrorism--Economic aspects Terrorism insurance United States
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