Hammitt, James K. and Robinson, Lisa A. (2015) Introduction to the Special Series on Risk, Perception, and Response. Risk Analysis, 35 (10). pp. 1766-1769.

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Identification Number : 10.1111/risa.12520


Individual and public reactions to scientific evidence of health and safety risks are mediated by many factors. At times, these reactions appear perverse: individuals discount or ignore the evidence and make decisions that appear contrary to their own best interests. Improving understanding of what factors influence reactions to new information, and of how adverse effects on decision making can be mitigated, has important implications for the choices made by individuals, managers, and policymakers. In this special series, we build on the results of a 2014 Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) conference that explored these concerns. The eight articles that follow consider the effects of risk perception on choices made in a variety of contexts and suggest several ways in which potential harms may be averted.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2015
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thematic groups: environmental, behavioral, public
JEL Classification: D62 - Externalities
I12 - Health Production - Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:51
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:30282
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/19964
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