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Kunreuther, Howard

Works: 358 works in 966 publications in 5 languages and 18,653 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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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 by Howard Kunreuther( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers the effectiveness of insurance coverage for low-probability, high-consequence events such as natural disasters - and how insurance programs can successfully be used with other policy tools, such as building codes and standards, to encourage effective loss reduction measures. The authors discuss the reasons for the dramatic increase in insured losses from natural disasters since 1989 and the concern that insurers have about their ability to provide coverage against similar events in the future
At war with the weather : managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophes by Howard Kunreuther( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,016 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( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,754 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 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,269 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( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 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
Leadership dispatches : Chile's extraordinary comeback from disaster by Michael Useem( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 27, 2010, Chile was rocked by a violent earthquake five hundred times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti just six weeks prior. The Chilean earthquake devastated schools, hospitals, roads, and homes, paralyzing the country for weeks and causing economic damage that was equal to 18 percent of Chile's GDP. This calamity hit just as an incumbent political regime was packing its bags and a new administration was preparing to take office. For most countries, it would have taken years, if not decades, to recover from such an event. Yet, only one year later, Chile's economy had reached a six percent annual growth rate. In Leadership Dispatches, Michael Useem, Howard Kunreuther, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan look at how the nation's leaders-in government, business, religion, academia, and beyond-facilitated Chile's recovery. They attribute Chile's remarkable comeback to a two-part formula consisting of strong national leadership on the one hand, and deeply rooted institutional practices on the other. Coupled with strategic, deliberative thinking, these levers enabled Chile to bounce back quickly and exceed its prior national performance. The authors make the case that the Chilean story contains lessons for a broad range of organizations and governments the world over. Large-scale catastrophes of many kinds-from technological meltdowns to disease pandemics-have been on the rise in recent years. Now is the time to seek ideas and guidance from other leaders who have triumphed in the wake of a disaster. In this vein, Leadership Dispatches is both a remarkable story of resilience and an instructive look at how those with the greatest responsibility for a country, company, or community should lead
On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina by Ronald J Daniels( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 820 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
Claves para el liderazgo : la extraordinaria recuparación de Chile después del desastre by Michael Useem( )

3 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of natural disasters; implications for Federal policy by Douglas C Dacy( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-awaited textbook provides a unified perspective of a rich and varied field. It recognises that in order to develop strategies for improving the decision-making process one needs to understand how decisions are made in practice and in what ways behaviour differs from guidelines implied by normative theories of choice. It is the interplay between descriptive, normative, and prescriptive analysis that gives this book a special flavour. Using a set of illustrative examples, Decision Sciences synthesises current research about different types of decision making, including individual, group, organisational, and societal. Special attention is given to the linkage between problem finding and problem solving. The principal message emerging from the book is that decision making entails a complex set of processes that need to be understood in order to develop sound prescriptions or policy advice
The ostrich paradox : why we underprepare for disasters by Robert J Meyer( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We fail to evacuate when advised. We rebuild in flood zones. We don't wear helmets. We fail to purchase insurance. We would rather avoid the risk of #x93;crying wolf" than sound an alarm. Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences. What explains this contradiction? In The Ostrich Paradox, Wharton professors Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther draw on years of teaching and research to explain why disaster preparedness efforts consistentl
Challenges in risk assessment and risk management( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue identifies many of the advanced research impact assessment (RIA) approaches available today, and enumerates their strengths and weaknesses. Articles cover semi-quantitative, quantitative, qualitative and the fiscal approaches to RIA
Learning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and response( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 364 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
Recovery from natural disasters; insurance or Federal aid? by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing environmental risk through insurance by Paul K Freeman( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 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
Insurance and Behavioral Economics : Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 314 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"--
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 )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first summer study at IIASA brought together a cross-section of individ­ uals from different disciplines and nationalities. All the participants have had an interest in the role of risk analysis given the institutional arrangements which guide decision making for new technologies. This book contains edited versions of the papers presented at the meeting as well as a transcript of the discussions which took place. It provides the ingredients for a broader framework fcr studying the problems associated with technology and society where risk is representative of a much wider set of concerns than simply the probability and consequences of a hazardous accident. The Bundesministerium fuer Forschung und Technologie has an interest in promoting risk and safety research because of these new developments in society over the past ten years. In particular, there has been a diminished confidence in experts' statements on risk and a realization that many of the events which are being examined are not subject to detailed scientific analysis. There has also been an increasing recognition that distinctions must be made between analysis of the risk associated with an event and people's values and preferences. Another important development is the concern by the public that they participate more fully in the decision process on these issues. These concerns were articulated in both the papers and the open discussions at the summer study
Risk analysis and decision processes : the siting of liquefied energy gas facilities in four countries by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For old and new studies in decision making and risk analysis, this book should stand at tlle watershed. Studies of conflict resolution and public policy will surely now have to take account of the model investigation provided by the IIASA team, and many things will not be the same again. This is a report of inquiries into the siting of liquefied energy gas (LEG) facilities in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The risks of transporting this highly combustible stuff, and the economic benefits of being able to bring a natural energy source from one side of the globe to the other, holding it, and piping it out as needed, make LEG a model case for studying the public response to dangerous technology. The dangers of LEG are differ­ ent from those of nuclear power, for instance, where the response too often becomes entangled with the fear of nuclear war. The dangers of LEG include unco~trollable explosions, rather than insidious contami­ nation. But the degree of dangerousness is very much of the same order as that of nuclear power, and is at least as difficult to assess. In four different countries the constitutional procedures involved in obtaining approval of nuclear or LEG facilities are on record. The four case histories here are a model for comparative study of conflict resolu­ tion. The period over which the negotiations developed is much the same
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 289 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
Integrating insurance and risk management for hazardous wastes by Howard Kunreuther( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 250 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
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At war with the weather : managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophes
At war with the weather : managing large-scale risks in a new era of catastrophesAccident precursor analysis and management : reducing technological risk through diligenceWharton on making decisionsCatastrophe modeling : a new approach to managing riskOn risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane KatrinaDecision sciences : an integrative perspectiveLearning from catastrophes : strategies for reaction and responseManaging environmental risk through insurance
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Howard Kunreuther born:1938-11-14 Kunreuther, Howard C.; Kunreuther, H. (Howard); Kunreuther, Howard, 1938-; Kunreuther, Howard C. (1938- ).

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Kunreuther, Howard Charles 1938-

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