Foundations and Applications of Utility, Risk and Decision Theory (FUR) Conference XIV
June 15, 2010 – June 18, 2010
Glenn Harrison, Morten Lau and Daniel Read organized the Foundations and Applications of Utility, Risk and Decision Theory (FUR) Conference in 2010, in Newcastle, England. The first FUR conference was held in Oslo in 1982 and was founded by Maurice Allais and Ole Hagen. Since then the FUR conferences have been held in Venice (1984), Aix-en-Provence (1986), Budapest (1988), Duke (1990), Paris (1992), Oslo (1994), Mons (1997), Marrakech (1999), Torino (2001), Paris (2004), Rome (2006) and Barcelona (2008). FUR has been one of the few conferences that consistently attract top researchers from economics, finance, risk management, psychology, and judgment and decision-making. It has also had a fine tradition of theoretical rigor, which does not dissipate when one comes to applied work. There were be three themes at FUR, one per day. The theme of the first day was “Risk,” the theme of the second day was “Uncertainty,” and the theme of the third day was “Time.” Plenary lectures on the first day were by David Levine and Jim Cox, on the second day they were by Mark Machina and Sujoy Mukerji, and on the third day they were by George Ainslie and Christian Gollier. The FUR web site is here . The Gala Dinner was held in the Great North Museum, and appropriately generated a conference poster to celebrate.