Tom Baker

William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Baker is a scholar of insurance law who 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. Baker is the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance and the co-director of the Health Insurance Exchange Research Group of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. 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.


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Tom Baker quoted by Alex Gangitano, "COVID-19 Waivers Emerge as Flashpoint in Absence of Liability Shield" The Hill, June 18, 2020.
Tom Baker's research on insurance for football injuries discussed by Jack Denton, "Insurers Could End Football. It Won't be the First Industry They've Transformed.," Pacific Standard, January 28, 2019.
Tom Baker quoted on 3D printing guns by Bobby Allyn, "3D Printing Companies Take Action Against 3D Guns Amid Debatable Public Safety Threat" WHYY, August 14, 2018.