The Future of Global Risk: A View from Davos 2017

Originally published in Scientiifc American – January 16, 2017– Thirteen years ago, a group of us joined forces at the invitation of the World Economic Forum to embark on what would become an enlightening, yet sobering, journey in the risk space: the Global Risks Report initiative. The Forum is most known to the general public […]

World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Risks Report discussed at Davos

The report, undertaken for the past 11 years with the Wharton Risk Management Center, relates opinions of 750 experts who assessed 29 global risks for both impact and likelihood over a 10-year time horizon and is being released today in advance of the Forum’s annual meeting taking place on January 20-24 in Davos, Switzerland. · […]

LEADERSHIP DISPATCHES—New Book Released! (2015)

Imagine you are the newly elected president of your country, waiting to enter office. Just ten days before your inauguration, your country suffers a massive 8.8 earthquake. How do you prepare for the recovery process? How do you bring your country back on track rapidly? For more information, access the book on Amazon here On […]

EMK receives the prestigious Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in London (Nov 2014)

The award recognizes his work on Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Megacities (published earlier this year in Science), jointly undertaken with Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Hans de Moel (VU University, Amsterdam), Kerry Emanuel (MIT) and Ning Lin (Princeton University). In the work, Dr. Michel-Kerjan and his colleagues performed a full cost-benefit analysis of resilience […]

How Terror-Proof Is Your Economy? (Nature, October 2014)

In a recent Nature article (Nature has the highest impact factor of any journals in the world), Dr. Michel-Kerjan calls for a much more rigourous quantitative analysis of terrorism exposure to help any President or Prime Minister make more informed decision. “As aircraft from the United States and other nations continue to bomb parts of […]

Erwann Michel-Kerjan becomes a regular contributor to BloombergBusinessweek (August 2014)

Starting September, Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan will collaborate on a quarterly basis with BloombergBusinessweek on a series of editorials related to risk taking and financial protection. CLICK HERE for more

New in Science– Evaluating Flood Resilience for Costal Mega-Cities (May 2014)

Just published in Science. — “Recent flood disasters around the world illustrate how vulnerable coastal cities are to storm surge flooding. Despite trillions of dollars of assets located in coastal flood-prone areas, investments in protection have often been inadequate ( 8), postponed for short-term economic reasons, for lack of consensus on how to properly evaluate […]

Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan is appointed Executive Director of the Wharton Business School’s Risk Management Center. (Dec 2013)

Dr. Michel-Kerjan was appointed to this new position in December 2013, after 7 years as the Managing Director of the Wharton Risk Center. More information about the Wharton Risk Center’s activities at

Federal Reverve – New York – Nov 1. Managing the Risk of Catastrophes.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York organizes a timely conference on Friday November 1 on Managing the Risk of Catastrophes: Protecting Critical Infrastructure in Urban Areas. Full agenda: CLICK HERE.

Testimony before the US Congress (September 2013)

EMK was asked to testify today before the US Senate (Banking Committee) on the future of the terrorism risk insurance program that provides $100 billion of coverage to corporations doing business in America. CLICK HERE FOR FULL COVERAGE