About the author

Richard J. Butler, Ph.D (University of Chicago), taught at Cornell University, the University of Minnesota (C. Arthur Williams Professor of Insurance), and Brigham Young University (Martha Jane Knowlton Coray Professor of Economics).  His has received numerous awards for his research, including the Kulp-Wright twice (2001 for his solo-authored text book in insurance, and again for contributing to another best book in insurance awarded in 2015), the Kemper (best article in Risk Management Review), and the Mehr (twice for best article standing the test of time) awards. He is a coeditor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and on the editorial board of other journals.