About this site
As many of you, Erwann Michel-Kerjan has several websites related to his professional affiliations, but it is also nice to have our personal home on the cyberspace too.
The best way to navigate here is by using the nice Firefox as your browser (rather than Explorer). This website is easy to use, contains enough information to help you if you have an interest in learning more about: catastrophe risks and extreme events of all shorts, how people think they make their decisions versus how they actually make them, or about what new opportunities exist out there for those who realize the new era of catastrophes we have entered in a more and more interdependent world (“a small village”).
This site is not a blog updated several times a day to let everybody knows about what he is doing at that very moment.
The site will be updated regularly as soon as we think there are NEWS from him you might be interested in hearing more about (i.e. speeches, new findings—see section DID YOU KNOW—, or one of Erwann’s new books).
More about Erwann
Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan teaches Value Creation in the MBA program of the Wharton School (Philadelphia, PA – USA). He is also Managing Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, which for more than 25 years has been at the forefront of research into the development of strategies and policies for dealing with catastrophic risks.
**A word on the Wharton School: The Wharton School, the world’s first business school, was founded in 1881 by Philadelphia industrialist and philanthropist Joseph Wharton. Since the 1990s, the popular and financial press has consistently ranked the Wharton School as one of the world’s top institutions for business education. Moreover, it has been ranked the best business school in the world by the Financial Times in every year in which the newspaper has ranked business schools, considering that in 2005 and 2009, it tied in 1st place with Harvard Business School and London Business School respectively. Wharton usually receives the highest reputation scores from academics and recruiters. According to Forbes Magazine, 90% of billionaires with M.B.A.s obtained their master’s degree from one of three schools: Wharton, Harvard, and Columbia. ***
Dr. Michel-Kerjan collaborates with several companies and international organizations; he serves as Chairman of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Secretary-General High Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes established recently by the head of the organization to advice its 30 member countries; member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Network; founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and Leadership in Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters.
On a more personal note from him …
“I actually do not think the end of the world is coming on December 21, 2012! (click here if you have no clue of what I’m taking about) Maybe it is because I was first trained in mathematics and physics and that I’ve enjoyed the practice of martial arts for many years (Japanese Karate). It’s a good way to stay balanced.
Also I like good discussions with those who have something to say and do so by tasting great wines. We live in a just-in-time world today, but it still takes years to make good wine, so it helps keep a longer view on life. A suggestion for a special occasion? Sure:
- For a great French wine, go with a 1990 Pauillac, premier cru classe 1855; if you are in Paris: try the Clos Montmartre (yes there is a vineyard right in the middle of the city of light!; not super good but fun to drink–if you can find it).
- If you move to Spain, try THE Vega Sicilia Unico; nothing younger than 1998;
- For a great American wine, go with an Opus One (of course) (not all years are equally great though). (And drink with moderation)”