Sharon Tennyson

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cornell University

Sharon Tennyson is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.  Her research addresses economic and policy issues in financial markets, particularly the impact of government laws and regulations on insurance firms, consumers and markets. She is a noted expert on insurance rate regulation and insurance fraud, and is a frequent speaker on these topics in public policy venues.

Sharon is the Editor of Journal of Consumer Affairs, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Insurance Regulation, and Insurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations. She is a Research Fellow of the Networks Financial Institute at Indiana State University and a past president of the Risk Theory Society. Sharon holds a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to her appointment at Cornell, she was on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.