Karl Muth is a commentator, consultant, economist, and legal academic.
His consultancy work centres on understanding risk – specifically, designing processes and building systems that mitigate risk or help clients better understand their competitive environments. His academic interests include the economics of governance, portability of investment risk attitudes across domains, risk measurement and mitigation, and other topics. His thoughts on these issues have appeared in a wide range of publications, from The Journal of Private Equity to a TED Talk at TEDxJoven@PuraVida to the Oprah Winfrey Show to Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. He is the lead author of Charity and Philanthropy for Dummies and a chapter in the second edition of the academic text Controversies in Globalization.
Karl studied law in the Netherlands and in the United States and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, the latter with a concentration in Economics from The University of Chicago. He defended his M.Phil./Ph.D. at the London School of Economics in 2015, his thesis focusing on theories of risk measurement and mitigation in emerging markets. Karl was an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and is currently a Lecturer in Economics, Organizational Behavior, Public Policy, and Statistics at Northwestern University and the inaugural SEI Fellow at the University of Chicago. He will be giving his second TEDx talk in Chicago in 2015.
He enjoys short stories and prefers clay tennis courts.
Blog posts are a reflection of Karl's views only and do not represent the views of consulting clients or academic institutions with which he is affiliated.