Welcome to the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis

The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) is a multidisciplinary group of faculty, research staff, students, and visiting scholars who work together to improve decisions about environmental health and other risks. We conduct state-of-the-art research, educate the next generation of leaders in risk analysis and related disciplines, and encourage public discourse about risk topics. To learn more about HCRA, please contact any member of our faculty or research staff below or click here to join our email list.

Visiting Scientist Jin-Tan Liu Awarded Taiwan National Chair Professorship

Jin-Tan Liu (on right), a HCRA long-term visiting professor, was recently awarded a National Chair Professorship by the Taiwan Ministry of Education. National Chair Professorships are awarded to full-time university professors who are engaged in research and teaching, play a leading role in shaping the direction of academic thought, and have a record of outstanding achievement. His research focuses on empirical issues in applied microeconomics, including health, environmental, and labor economics.

Director Hammitt to be Keynote Speaker at SBCA-Europe

Join us at the first European conference of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, to be held at the Toulouse School of Economics on November 26-27, 2019. The conference features Nobel laureate Jean Tirole and HCRA’s James K. Hammitt as keynote speakers. It aims to promote the theory and application of benefit-cost analysis (broadly defined) and welcomes submissions on related topics such as non-market valuation, discounting, equity, and policy applications.


James K. Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences

Joel Schwartz, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology

Core Faculty and Affiliates

John Evans, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry

Lisa A. Robinson, Senior Research Scientist

Katherine von Stackelberg, Research Scientist

Jonathan B. Wiener, Duke University

Visiting Scholars

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Polytechnique Montreal (2015-2016)

Daniel Herrera, Toulouse School of Economics (2014)

Emmanuelle Lavaine, Toulouse School of Economics (2014)

Damian Tago, Toulouse School of Economics (2014)

Tuba Tuncel, Toulouse School of Economics (2014)