Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2017

Session Schedule & Abstracts


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M2-A
Roundtable: Risk and Economic Analysis For Development

Room: Salon A   10:30 am–12:00 pm

Chair(s): Elisabeth Gilmore   gilmore@clarku.edu

Sponsored by Economics and Benefits Analysis Specialty Group

In this roundtable, we begin a dialogue on the use of risk and economic analysis for "development and resilience", the theme of the 2019 SRA Fifth World Congress on Risk to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Risk and economic analysis provide a foundation for improving the formulation and review of rules and regulations in many critical areas that directly affect human wellbeing, such as environmental quality, food safety, infrastructure, and security. These tools and techniques from benefit-cost analysis to mental modeling are frequently employed in developed countries, and there is the potential for more widespread use in development contexts. At the same time, using these tools in developing countries may introduce new considerations, such as a wider divergence of interests among the funders, governments, and beneficiaries as well as important distributional issues related benefits, costs and risks. In this roundtable, academics and practitioners will discuss opportunities and challenges for applying risk and economic tools in developing countries and to support development.

Participants:
Ed Carr, Department of International Development, Community,
Environment, Clark University
Jo Anne Shatkin, Vireo Advisors.
Luis Cifuentes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Vanessa Schweizer, University of Waterloo
Winifred Ekezie, University of Nottingham





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