University of Pennsylvania
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Tom Baker, JD
Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Tom Baker is one of the nation’s preeminent scholars in insurance law. His research explores insurance, risk, and responsibility in a wide variety of settings, using methods and perspectives drawn from economics, psychology, sociology, and history, as well as law. Among current research projects, he is studying health insurance decisions and the design of the health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act and regulatory strategies for Robo Advisors and other automated decision support tools. He is the Reporter for the American Law Institute Principles of Liability Insurance Project and a Co-Founder of Picwell. Before entering law teaching, he clerked for Judge Juan Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, practiced with the firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and served as an Associate Counsel for the Independent Counsel investigating the Iran-Contra affair.