Specialised in instruments for the preparation, strategic management and financial coverage of emerging catastrophic risks (e.g. natural disasters, mass terrorism), Erwann Michel-Kerjan is a Researcher at the Wharton School of Finance (Center for Risk Management, Philadelphia) and at the Ecole Polytechnique (Laboratoire d'économétrie, Paris).
More particularly, his work and contributions focus on the creation of partnerships between private and public sectors for the management of extreme events. He has worked on these issues for the last eight years in cooperation with the private sector, several government agencies in Europe and North America, and with research institutions including Harvard (Boston), McGill (Montreal), Columbia (New York), where he was a Visiting Scholar.
He is regularly invited on both sides of the Atlantic to provide this dual outlook. He holds a doctorate degree in Economics, is a member of the American Economic Association and of the American Risk and Insurance Association. He is also an expert working with the OECD and a member of the OECD Task Force on Terrorism Insurance. Between August 2002 and August 2004, he worked with the Institut Veolia Environnement on the subject of extreme risks.