The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania said on May 21 that it has established a new Wharton/Penn Risk and Insurance Program (WPRIP).
The program’s goal is to promote and disseminate cutting-edge research on risk and insurance at the University of Pennsylvania.
Drawing on the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty, students, and partners, the program will promote interdisciplinary examinations of theoretical, empirical, domestic, and global topics in the risk management and insurance arena.
Topics of interest include corporate, household, and government risk management; property/casualty risk and insurance; health and longevity risk management; pensions, life, and health insurance; the management and financing of extreme events; and various legal/regulatory aspects of risk and insurance.
“In recent years the world has faced financial, meteorological, and health related crises of historic proportions, underscoring the need for a deeper insurance and risk management knowledge base,” said Scott Harrington, the program’s academic director and Wharton professor of health care management and insurance and risk management.
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