Michael Powers

Professor


Michael R. Powers is the Zurich Group Professor of Risk Mathematics at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management, and a 2011 recipient of China’s Qian Ren Ji Hua award. In 2013, he won the Kulp-Wright Book Award for Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance (2012, Columbia University Press), in which he proposes a new “science of risk”. Professor Powers joined Tsinghua from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, where he was professor of risk management and insurance. Prior to that, he served as deputy insurance commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and was responsible for designing Pennsylvania’s current “choice” no-fault automobile insurance system.

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