National Flood Insurance

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Expert:             Dr. Howard Kunreuther  

                         Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy; Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center co-director; Penn Wharton Public Policy   Initiative faculty affiliate

University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:  Dr. Kunreuther has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards.

Expert:            Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan 

Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center executive director, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative faculty affiliate

University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:  Dr. Michel-Kerjan is an authority on managing the risks, the financial impacts and the public policy challenges associated with catastrophic events.

They are co-authors of the Penn Wharton PPI issue brief:

"Implementing the National Flood Insurance Reform Act In a New Era of Catastrophes"

and Risk Center issue briefs:

"Addressing Affordability in the National Flood Insurance Program Means-Tested Vouchers Coupled with Mitigation Loans"

"Who’s paying and who’s benefiting most from flood insurance under the NFIP? A Financial Analysis of the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)"

"How long do homeowners keep their flood insurance coverage?  An Analysis of Contract Choices and Insurance Tenure under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)" 

 

Media contact: Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu