Tom Baker, a preeminent scholar in insurance law, explores insurance, risk, and responsibility using methods and perspectives drawn from economics, sociology, psychology, and history. His research on health insurance exchanges is informing the development of decision tools to improve consumer choice. His recent article, “Regulating Robo Advice Across the Financial Services Industry,” urges insurance, banking and securities industry regulators to cooperate in developing a regulatory trajectory for automated financial advice.
He is the William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. In August 2013 he received the Robert B. McKay Award, a lifetime scholarly achievement award given by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.
J.D., Harvard Law School (1986)