Selected publications: Public policy

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Bruine de Bruin, W., Fischhoff, B., Brilliant, L., & Caruso, D. (2006). Expert judgments of pandemic influenza risks. Global Public Health, 1, 178-193.

Casman, E., Fischhoff, B., Palmgren, C., Small, M., & Wu, F. (2000). Integrated risk model of a drinking waterborne Cryptosporidiosis outbreak. Risk Analysis, 20, 493-509.

Casman, E., Fischhoff, B., Small, M., Dowlatabadi, H., Morgan, M.G., & Rose, J. (2001). Climate change and cryptosporidiosis A qualitatitive analysis. Climate Change, 50, 219-249.

Downs, J.S., Bruine de Bruin, W., & Fischhoff, B. (in press). Parents’ Vaccination Comprehension and Decisions. Vaccine.

Eggers, S.L., & Fischhoff, B. (2004). A defensible claim? Behaviorally realistic evaluation standards. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 23, 14-27.

Fischhoff, B. (in press). Cognitive issues in stated preference methods. In K-G. Mäler & J. Vincent (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental Economics. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Fischhoff, B. (in press). Risk perception and communication. In D. Kamien (ed.), McGraw-Hill Handbook of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Fischhoff, B. (2005). Conflicts of interest in policy analysis: Compliant pawns in their game? In D. Moore, D. Cain, G. Loewenstein, & M. Bazerman (Eds.), Conflicts of interest (pp. 263-269). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (2005, Winter). As uncomplicated as complexity allows. President’s column. RISK Newsletter, 2.

Fischhoff, B. (2005, Summer). Risk analysis: By the people. President’s column, RISK Newsletter, 2.

Fischhoff, B. (2005, Spring). Risk analysis: Of the people. President’s column, RISK Newsletter, 2.

Fischhoff, B. (2002). Assessing and communicating the risks of terrorism. In A.H. Teich, S.D. Nelson, & S.J. Lita (Eds.), Science and technology in a vulnerable world (pp. 51-64). Washington, DC: AAAS.

Fischhoff, B. (2000). Need to know: Analytical and psychological criteria. Roger Williams University Law Review, 6, 55-79.

Fischhoff, B. (1998). Communicate unto others... Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 59, 63-72.

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

Fischhoff, B. (1995). Risk perception and communication unplugged: Twenty years of process. Risk Analysis, 15, 137-145.

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

Fischhoff, B. (1991). Nuclear decisions: Cognitive limits to the thinkable. In P. E. Tetlock, J. L. Husbands, R. Jervis, P. C. Stern, and C. Tilly (Eds.), Behavior, society, and nuclear war, (pp 110-192). New York: Oxford University Press.

Fischhoff, B. (1990). Psychology and public policy: Tool or tool maker? American Psychologist, 45, 57-63.

Fischhoff, B. (1987). Do we want a better theory of deterrence? Journal of Social Issues, 43, 73-77.

Fischhoff, B. (1987). Treating the public with risk communications: A public health perspective. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 12, 13-19.

Fischhoff, B. (1985). Cognitive and institutional barriers to "informed consent." In M. Gibson (Ed.), To breathe freely: Risk, consent, and air (pp. 169-185). Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld.

Fischhoff, B. (1984). Setting standards: A systematic approach to managing public health and safety risks. Management Science, 30, 823-843.

Fischhoff, B. (1983). Acceptable risk: The case of nuclear power. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2, 559-575.

Fischhoff, B. (1983). Informed consent for transient nuclear workers. In R. Kasperson (Ed.), Equity issues in radioactive waste management (pp. 301-328). Cambridge, MA: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain.

Fischhoff, B. (1983). Strategic policy preferences. Journal of Social Issues, 39, 133-160.

Fischhoff, B. (1981). Hot air: The psychology of CO-induced climatic change. In J. Harvey (Ed.), Cognition, social behavior and the environment (pp. 163-184). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Fischhoff, B. (1977). Cognitive liabilities and product liability. Journal of Products Liability, 1, 207-220.

Fischhoff, B. (1977). Cost-benefit analysis and the art of motorcycle maintenance. Policy Sciences, 8, 177-202.

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

Fischhoff, B., Bruine de Bruin, W., Güvenç, U., Brilliant, L., & Caruso, D. (2006). Analyzing disaster risks and plans: An Avian Flu Example. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 33, 131-149.

Fischhoff, B., & Fischhoff, I. (2002). Publics’ opinions of biotechnologies. AgBiotech Forum, 4, 155-162.

Fischhoff, B., & Fischhoff, I. (2001). Will they hate us? Anticipating unacceptable risks. Risk Management, 3, 7-18.

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. (1983). Psychological dimensions of climatic change. In R. S. Chen, E. Boulding and S. H. Schneider (Eds.), Social science research and climate change: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 183-203). Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel.

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

Fischhoff, B. & Merz, J.F. (1994). The inconvenient public: Behavioral research approaches to reducing product liability risks. In J.R. Hunziker & T.O. Jones (Eds.), Product liability and innovation (pp. 159-189). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Fischhoff, B., Nadaï, A., & Fischhoff, I. (2001). Investing in Frankenfirms. Journal of Psychology and Financial Markets, 2, 100-111.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P. & Lichtenstein, S. (1983). The "public" vs. the "experts": Perceived vs. actual disagreement about the risks of nuclear power. In V. Covello G. Flamm, J. Rodericks and R. Tardiff (Eds.), Analysis of actual vs. perceived risks (pp. 235-249). New York: Plenum.

Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P. & Lichtenstein, S. (1982). Lay foibles and expert fables in judgments about risk. American Statistician, 36, 240-255.

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., 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., Slovic, P., Page, R. T., & MacLean, D. (1984). Editorial. Nuclear power: Time for detente. Risk Analysis, 4, 153. Reprinted in Bulletin of the Health Physics Society, 1985, 13, 8-9.

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

Fischhoff, B., & Wesseley, S. (2003). Managing patients with inexplicable health problems. British Medical Journal, 326, 595-597.

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

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

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.

Löfstedt, R., Fischhoff, B., & Fischhoff, I. (2002). Precautionary principles: General definitions and specific applications to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 21, 381-407.

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.

Slovic, P. & Fischhoff, B. (1983). Targeting risks: Comments on Wilde's "Theory of Risk Homeostasis." Risk Analysis, 2, 231-238.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B., & Lichtenstein, S. (1985). Regulation of risk: A psychological perspective. In R. Noll (Ed.), Regulatory policy and the social sciences (pp. 241-278). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1982). Why study risk perceptions? Risk Analysis, 2, 83-93.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1981). Perceived risk: Psychological factors and social implications. In F. Warner and D. H. Slater (Eds.), The assessment and perception of risk (pp. 17-34). London: The Royal Society.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1981). Perception and acceptability of risk from energy systems. In A. Baum and J. Singer (Eds.), Advances in environmental psychology, 3 (pp. 157-169). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1980). Facts and fears: Understanding perceived risk. In R. Schwing and W. A. Albers, Jr. (Eds.), Societal risk assessment: How safe is safe enough? (pp. 181-214). New York: Plenum Press.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1979). Rating the risks. Environment, 21, 14-20, 36-39.

Slovic, P., Fischhoff, B. & Lichtenstein, S. (1976). Cognitive processes and societal risk taking. In J. S. Carroll and J. W. Payne (Eds.), Cognition and social behavior (pp. 165-184). Potomac, MD: Erlbaum. Reprinted in H. Jungermann and G. deZeeuw (Eds.), Decision making and change in human affairs. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: D. Reidel, 1977. P.Slovic (Ed.), The perception of risk. London: Earthscan.

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

Svenson, O. & Fischhoff, B. (1985). Levels of environmental decisions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 5, 55-68.