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Krupa S. Viswanathan
Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance

Fox School of Business and Management
471 Ritter Annex (004-00)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215.204.6183
Fax: 215.204.4712
E-mail: krupa@temple.edu


Krupa S. Viswanathan, Ph.D, ASA, is an Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance. She teaches Introduction to Actuarial Science, Theory of Interest and Actuarial Modeling II as well as Introduction to Risk Management & Insurance.

Dr. Viswanathan’s main research interests include the demutualization of insurance companies, studying their financial characteristics in the years surrounding conversion. She also studies the adverse selection impact of genetic testing on life insurance companies. Other research interests include merit-rating systems in automobile insurance and estimating the demand for insurance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, ASTIN Bulletin, North American Actuarial Journal and the American Journal of Medical Genetics. Her paper on the adverse selection costs of BRCA genetic testing received the Robert C. Witt Research Award for Outstanding Feature Article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance.

Dr. Viswanathan received the Andrisani-Frank Teaching Award in 2002 for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Dr. Viswanathan is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. She received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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