Behavioral, Social, and Institutional Aspects of Risk Analysis

by Richard C. Schwing, General Motors Corp, Warren, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources VI


The paper summarizes the third session of the conference which discussed four items that become pitfalls for decision makers when neglected. These are parameter uncertainties as distinct from model uncertainties; differing priorities and agenda among different public bodies; narrowly-conceived resource allocation; and definition of benefit estimates.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Social factors | Uncertainty principles | Parameters (statistics) | Decision making | Mathematical models | Public health and safety | Resource allocation | Michigan | United States

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