Selected publications: Value elicitation

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Chilton, S., Covey, J., Hopkins, L., Jones-Lee, M., Loomes, G., Pidgeon, N.F., Robinson, A. and Spencer, A. (2004) Valuing the 'value' of life: a question of constructed preference? In Z. Todd et al (Eds.) Mixing Methods in Psychology. London, Routledge, pp 123-147.

Fischhoff, B. (2006). Constructing preferences from labile values. In P. Slovic & S. Lichtenstein (Eds), Construction of preferences. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (2005). Cognitive processes in stated preference methods. In K-G. Mäler & J. Vincent (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental Economics (pp. 937-968). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Fischhoff, B. (2001). Understanding public values and attitudes related to ecological risk management. Chair’s summary. EPA/SAB Workshop. Washington, DC, May 23 & 24, 2001.

Fischhoff, B. (2000). Informed consent in eliciting environmental values. Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 1439-1444.

Fischhoff, B. (1997). What do psychologists want? Contingent valuation as a special case of asking questions. In R. J. Kopp, W.W. Pommerehne, and N. Schwarz (Eds.), Determining the value of nonmarketed goods (pp. 189-217). New York: Plenum.

Fischhoff, B. (1996). Public values in risk research. Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, 545, 75-84.

Fischhoff, B. (1995). Ranking risks. In Risk: Health Safety & Environment, 6, 189-200.

Fischhoff, B. (1994). Acceptable risk: A conceptual proposal. Risk: Health, Safety & Environment, 1, 1-28.

Fischhoff, B. (1993). Transaction analysis: A framework and an application to insurance decisions. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 7, 53-69.

Fischhoff, B. (1991). Value elicitation: Is there anything in there? American Psychologist, 46, 835-847.

Fischhoff, B. (1990). What's it worth to you? A review of Using surveys to value public goods: The contingent valuation method by R.C. Mitchell & R.T. Carson. Public Opinion Quarterly, 54, 286-294.

Fischhoff, B. (1988). Specifying value measurements. In B. Driver, G. Peterson, and R. Gregory (Eds.), Evaluating amenity resources (pp. 107-116). New York: Venture.

Fischhoff, B., Atran, S., & Fischhoff, N. (in press). Counting casualties: A framework for respectful, useful records. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.

Fischhoff, B. & Furby, L. (1988). Measuring values: A conceptual framework for interpreting transactions. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 1, 147-184.

Fischhoff, B. & Furby, L. (1986). A review and critique of Tolley, Randall et al. "Establishing and valuing the effects of improved visibility in the Eastern United States". ERI Technical Report 86-8. Eugene, OR: Eugene Research Institute.

Fischhoff, B., Furby, L., & Gregory, R. (1987). Evaluating voluntary risks of injury. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 19, 51-62.

Fischhoff, B., Lichtenstein, S., Slovic, P., Derby, S. L. & Keeney, R. L. (1981). Acceptable risk. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fischhoff, B., Quadrel, M.J., Kamlet, M., Loewenstein, G., Dawes, R., Fischbeck, P., Klepper, S., Leland, J., & Stroh, P. (1993). Embedding effects: Stimulus representation and response modes. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 6, 211-234.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P. & Lichtenstein, S. (1979). Weighing the risks. Environment, 21(5), 17-20, 32-38. Reprinted in P.Slovic (Ed.), The perception of risk. London: Earthscan.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P. & Lichtenstein, S. (1980). Knowing what you want: Measuring labile values. In T. Wallsten (Ed.), Cognitive processes in choice and decision behavior (pp. 117-141). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P., Lichtenstein, S., Read, S. & Combs, B. (1978). How safe is safe enough? A psychometric study of attitudes towards technological risks and benefits. Policy Sciences, 8, 127-152. Reprinted in P.Slovic (Ed.), The perception of risk. London: Earthscan, 2001.

Fischhoff, B., Watson, S., & Hope, C. (1984). Defining risk. Policy Sciences, 17, 123-139.

Fischhoff, B., Welch, N., & Frederick, S. (1999). Construal processes in preference elicitation. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 19, 139-164.

Fischhoff, B., & Willis, H. (2002). Measures of adolescent vulnerability. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Florig, H.K., Morgan, M.G., Morgan, K.M., Jenni, K.E., Fischhoff, B., Fischbeck, P.S., & DeKay, M. (2001). A deliberative method for ranking risks (1): Overview and test bed development. Risk Analysis, 21, 913-922.

Frederick, S. & Fischhoff, B. (1998). Scope insensitivity in elicited values. Risk Decision and Policy, 3, 109-124.

Furby, L, Gregory, R., Slovic, P., & Fischhoff, B. (1988). Electric power transmission lines, property value and compensation. Journal of Environmental Management, 27, 69-83.

Furby, L. & Fischhoff, B. (1988). Specifying subjective evaluations. A critique of Dickie et al.'s interpretation of their contingent valuation results for reduced minor health symptoms. USEPA Cooperative Agreement #CR814655-01-0. Eugene, OR: Eugene Research Institute.

Furby, L., Fischhoff, B., & Morgan, M. (1991). Rape prevention and self-defense: At what price? Women's Studies International Forum, 14, 49-62.

Gregory, R., Fischhoff, B., Butte, G., & Thorne, S. (2003). A multi-channel stakeholder consultation process for energy deregulation. Energy Policy, 31, 1291-9.

Gregory, R., Fischhoff, B., & McDaniels, T. (2005). Acceptable inputs: Decision analytic standards for participatory processes. Decision Analysis, 2, 4-16.

Long, J., & Fischhoff, B. (2000). Setting risk priorities: A formal model. Risk Analysis, 20, 339-351.

Mendelsohn, A.B., Belle, S.H., Fischhoff, B., Wisniewski, S.R., Degenholtz, H,, Chelluri, L. (2002). How patients feel about prolonged mechanical ventilation 1 yr later. Critical Care Medicine, 30, 1439-1445.

Morgan, K.M., DeKay, M.L., Fischbeck, P.S., Morgan, M.G., Fischhoff, B., & Florig, H.K. (2001). A deliberative method for ranking risks (2): Evaluation of validity and agreement among risk managers. Risk Analysis, 21, 923-938.

Morgan, M.G., Fischhoff, B., Lave, L. & Fischbeck, P. (1996). A proposal for ranking risks within federal agencies. In C. Davies (Ed.), Comparing environmental risks (pp. 111-147). Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.

Riley, D.M., Fischhoff, B., Small, M., & Fischbeck, P. (2001). Evaluating the effectiveness of risk-reduction strategies for consumer chemical products. Risk Analysis, 21, 357-369.

Roth, E., Morgan, G., Fischhoff, B., Lave, L., & Bostrom, A. (1990). What do we know about making risk comparisons? Risk Analysis, 10, 375-387.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1982). Response mode, framing, and information-processing effects in risk assessment. In R. Hogarth (Ed.), New directions for methodology of social and behavioral science: Question framing and response consistency (pp. 21-36). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Slovic, P., Lichtenstein, S., & Fischhoff, B. (1984). Modeling the societal impact of fatal accidents. Management Science, 30, 464-474.

Welch, N., & Fischhoff, B. (2001). The social context of contingent valuation transactions. Society and Natural Resources, 14, 1-13.

Wittenberg, E., Goldie, S.J., Fischhoff, B., Graham, J.D. (2003). Rationing decisions and individual responsibility in illness: Are all lives equal? Medical Decision Making, 23, 194-221.