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PrepTalks: Dr. Carolyn Kousky "Harnessing the Power of Disaster Insurance"

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Symposium date: September 19, 2019

In her PrepTalk, Dr. Carolyn Kousky demonstrates the essential role of insurance in disaster recovery. She explains why not enough people have insurance coverage and offers suggestions for how the public and private sectors can work together to overcome challenges to increasing insurance coverage across America. 

Kousky is the Executive Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Through her research, Dr. Kousky has examined multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, the National Flood Insurance Program, Federal disaster aid, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change.

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