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Kunreuther, Howard

Overview
Works: 295 works in 674 publications in 1 language and 13,623 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: HG9979.3, 368.12200973
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Most widely held works by Howard Kunreuther
Paying the price the status and role of insurance against natural disasters in the United States ( )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At war with the weather managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophes by Howard Kunreuther ( )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member 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
Accident precursor analysis and management reducing technological risk through diligence by National Academy of Engineering ( )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of catastrophes, it is common to find prior indicators, missed signals, and dismissed alerts that, had they been recognized and appropriately managed before the event, could have resulted in the undesired event being averted. These indicators are typically called "precursors."
Wharton on making decisions by Stephen J Hoch ( )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member 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 by Patricia Grossi ( )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member 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
The economics of natural disasters; implications for Federal policy by Douglas C Dacy ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member 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
Challenges in risk assessment and risk management ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decision sciences : an integrative perspective by Paul R Kleindorfer ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recovery from natural disasters; insurance or Federal aid? by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and response by Howard ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Events ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the global economic crisis have taught business people an unforgettable lesson: if you don't plan for "extreme risk," you endanger your organization's very survival. But how can you plan for events that go far beyond anything that occurs in normal day-to-day business? In Learning from Catastrophes, two renowned experts present the first comprehensive strategic framework for assessing, responding to, and managing extreme risk. Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem build on their own breakthrough work on mitigating natural disasters, extending it to the challenges faced by real-world enterprises. Along with the contributions of leading experts in risk management, heuristics, and disaster recovery, they identify the behavioral biases and faulty heuristics that mislead decision makers about the likelihood of catastrophe. They go on to identify the hidden links associated with extreme risks, and present techniques for systematically building greater resilience into the organization. The global best-seller The Black Swan told executives that "once in a lifetime" events are far more common and dangerous than they ever realized. Learning from Catastrophes shows them exactly what to do about it"--Book Description
Disaster insurance protection : public policy lessons by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing environmental risk through insurance by Paul K Freeman ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can insurance be used as a means to obtain compliance with environmental policy? Answering this question requires examination of a broad mosaic of academic issues, including current systems available for providing compensation and deterrence, use of contracts (including insurance) as substitutes for tort law, limitations of regulatory policy-making by government agencies, pre-conditions for creation of insurance products, and market mechanisms necessary for insurance to be purchased or sold. The purpose of Managing Environmental Risk Through Insurance is to highlight the potential role that insurance and performance standards can play in managing environmental risk. Insurance can play a significant role in dealing with one of the most problematic issues facing society today - how to compensate for environmental exposures. This book analyzes the ability of insurance to play a role in managing environmental risk. It begins by outlining the role insurance plays in society in contrast to other societal tools for addressing risk: government benefit programs and imposition of involuntary liability using the court system. By so doing, the book describes the comparative advantages of insurance. The book then analyzes the insurability of the risks. Finally, the book applies the insurability analysis to three concrete environmental examples
Risk, media, and stigma : understanding public challenges to modern science and technology by Paul Slovic ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The benefits of modern technology often involve health, safety and environmental risks that produce public suspicion of technologies and aversion to certain products and substances. Amplified by the pervasive power of the media, public concern about health and ecological risks can have enormous economic and social impacts, such as the 'stigmatization' experienced in recent years with nuclear power, British beef and genetically modified plants. This volume presents the most current and comprehensive examination of how and why stigma occurs and what the appropriate responses to it should be to in
Risk analysis and decision processes : the siting of liquefied energy gas facilities in four countries by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member 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 by Laxenburg, 1981 Summer Study on Decision Processes and Institutional Aspects of Risk ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insuring and managing hazardous risks--from Seveso to Bhopal and beyond by Storage, and Disposal of Hazardous Materials International Conference on Transportation ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analisi: ECONOMIA AMBIENTALE. Analisi applicate. Teoria. ECOLOGIA. In generale
Energy, environment, and the economy : Asian perspectives by Paul R Kleindorfer ( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume addresses issues that are crucial for the development of Asian nations and the quality of life of their citizens. It focuses on research and policy perspectives and various Asian initiatives relating to energy, environment and the economy
Insurance and Behavioral Economics : Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry by Howard Kunreuther ( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book examines the behavior of individuals at risk, insurance industry decision makers and policy makers involved in the selling, buying, and regulating of insurance"--
Integrating insurance and risk management for hazardous waste ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kunreuther, H. 1938-
Kunreuther, Howard.
Kunreuther, Howard, 1938-
Kunreuther, Howard C.
Kunreuther, Howard C., 1938-
クンリューサー, ハワード・C
クンルーサー, ハワード
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English (178)
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