Karl Muth is a commentator, consultant, economist, and legal academic.
His 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 the Oprah Winfrey Show to Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. He is an author of a forthcoming book on philanthropy 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 is currently a postgraduate research student (M.Phil./Ph.D.) under Professor Robert Wade at the London School of Economics writing on 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 and Public Policy at Northwestern University.
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 institutions with which he is affiliated.