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Kunreuther, Howard

Works: 308 works in 852 publications in 4 languages and 15,893 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HD30.23, 361.50973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Kunreuther
The economics of natural disasters; implications for Federal policy by Douglas C Dacy( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina by Ronald J Daniels( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 465 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
Wharton on making decisions by Stephen J Hoch( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 457 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
Challenges in risk assessment and risk management( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision sciences : an integrative perspective by Paul R Kleindorfer( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 406 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 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and response( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 305 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
At war with the weather : managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophes by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 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
Managing environmental risk through insurance by Paul K Freeman( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 279 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
Paying the price : the status and role of insurance against natural disasters in the United States by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk, media, and stigma : understanding public challenges to modern science and technology by Paul Slovic( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member 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
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 Howard Kunreuther( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk analysis and decision processes : the siting of liquefied energy gas facilities in four countries by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and German and held by 244 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 )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisi: ECONOMIA AMBIENTALE. Analisi applicate. Teoria. ECOLOGIA. In generale
Catastrophe modeling : a new approach to managing risk by Patricia Grossi( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Energy, environment, and the economy : Asian perspectives by Paul R Kleindorfer( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 209 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
Integrating insurance and risk management for hazardous wastes by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenge facing society today is how to develop a meaningful strategy for integrated hazardous waste management. Meeting this challenge was the principal motivation for the conference on "Risk Assessment and Risk Management Strategies for Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Prob lems," held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on May 18-19, 1988. The conference brought together representatives from the major interested parties - environmentalists, government, insurance, law, manufacturing, and the university community - who have been con cerned with the waste management process. The conference was the third cosponsored by the Wharton Center for Risk and Decision Processes addressing the knotty problem of hazardous waste. The first, held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in 1985, examined the transportation, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. It suggested steps that industry, insurers, and gov ernment agencies could take to improve the safety and efficiency with which hazardous materials are produced and controlled in industrialized societies. Specifically, it focused on the risk-management tools of insurance, com pensation, and regulation. xv xvi PREFACE The second conference, held at the Wharton School, University of Penn sylvania in 1986, concentrated on the role of insurance and compensation in environmental pollution problems. It characterized a set of problems related to the environmental pollution liability insurance crisis as presented by key interested parties and proposed a set of research needs for providing a sound basis for constructing socially appropriate measures to deal with the problem
Insurance and Behavioral Economics : Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 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"--
Accident precursor analysis and management : reducing technological risk through diligence by National Academy of Engineering( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 160 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."
The dilemma of siting a high-level nuclear waste depository by Douglas Easterling( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the primary conclusions is that the current impasse in the siting of a HLNW repository stems primarily from a lack of national consensus on the need for such a facility. The book also recommends the need for a "fair" siting process and the authors strongly favor a voluntary process to solve the siting dilemma. Finally, the book focuses on the problems associated with siting a HLNW repository by treating this case as a generic example of the more basic siting dilemma. The analysis of public opposition and the recommendations for successful siting can be generalized to almost any attempt to site a noxious facility
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On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Alternative Names
Kunreuther, H. 1938-

Kunreuther, Howard.

Kunreuther, Howard 1938-

Kunreuther, Howard C.

Kunreuther, Howard C. 1938-

Kunreuther, Howard Charles 1938-

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Wharton on making decisionsDecision sciences : an integrative perspectiveLearning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and responseAt war with the weather : managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophesManaging environmental risk through insurancePaying the price : the status and role of insurance against natural disasters in the United StatesRisk, media, and stigma : understanding public challenges to modern science and technologyCatastrophe modeling : a new approach to managing risk