Environmental Economics

A Multivariate Characterization of Risk

The primary goal of this work is to determine what characteristics are important in the public's concern about risks. Other goals are to analyze the role of costs and benefits in relation to other characteristics of the risks and to explore classification trees as ways of modeling decision-making. This study concentrates on substances that the EPA regulates or might potentially regulate.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Risk Communication and Other
    2. Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis - Specific Sectors and Pollutants
    Environmental Media:
    f. Multimedia
    Authors:
    Carson, Richard T.
    Horowitz, John K.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Study Purpose:
    Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0236
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    California at San Diego, University of, Department of EconomicsAddress:
    City: La Jolla State: CA ZIP: 92093-0508
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Economics DivisionAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    12/01/1990
    Number of Pages:
    138
    Comment:
    Grant/Contract #:
    CR-815437-01
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