Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Theory
We make a number of decisions every day. These decisions are based on conscious or unconscious analysis, as well as assessments of risks and uncertainties. We are often unaware of how we make these decisions, and how we compare alternatives. Individuals, as well as society, sometimes make decisions to be on the safe side, whereas in other cases chose to take a risk.
This research-oriented introductory course in risk takes place at two occasions in Sweden during the fall 2019
8-9 October 2019, University of Gothenburg
5-6 November 2019, Lund University and 7-8 November 2019, Conference in Copenhagen
The course focuses on a number of issues:
How can risk be assessed?
Can risk be quantified?
How do risk assessments affect decision and policy making?
What role does risk communication and media play?
How do individuals perceive risks and risk management?
Risk, uncertainty, and decision analysis implies systematic efforts to understand the consequences of decisions.
The aim of the course is to give the participants a deeper understanding of theoretical perspectives and methods within risk research in different disciplines, as well as tools for
interdisciplinary risk research. The course contains both lectures and seminars. The lectures will provide rich accounts of different disciplinary perspectives. In seminars,
participants will cooperate around certain issues, which demand an interdisciplinary approach.
Last day to apply: 15 September 2019, register here
and you find the Course plan here
The course is organised by Ullrika Sahlin, Åsa Knaggård and Daniel Slunge