Measuring Subjective Risk Perception

Posted On December 4, 2017



Rutherford House
Room: RHMZ03
23 Lambton Quay
Pipitea campus
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

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This workshop brings together experts in the area of subjective risk perception, with a special emphasis on methods for eliciting subjective beliefs. Topics to be covered include methods for eliciting beliefs in an incentive-compatible manner, the confidence that individuals have in their beliefs, their awareness of possible bias or unjustified levels of confidence, and the manner in which beliefs are updated over time as new information arises. Presentations will be invitation-only, but attendance is open to interested researchers up to capacity. The format will be plenary, with ample time for discussion of issues that arise.


The organizers are Professor Glenn Harrison (C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management & Insurance and Director of CEAR, Georgia State University) and Professor Eric Ulm (Programme Director, Actuarial Science School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington). Enquiries about substantive matters should be directed to Professor Harrison at, and enquiries about logistics directed to Professor Ulm at

Confirmed Speakers

  • Glenn Harrison (CEAR, GSU)
  • Morten Lau (Copenhagen Business School, and University of Durham)
  • Don Ross (University College Cork, and CEAR)
  • Elisabet Rutström (Örebro University, Stockholm School of Economics, and CEAR)
  • Eric Ulm (Victoria University of Wellington)


Attendees and presenters should make their own bookings for hotel. The recommended hotels are either the Rydges Wellington (Featherston Street) or the IBIS Wellington (Featherston Street). Both hotels are about a 5-10 minute walk to the Pipitea Campus.


Is required for those planning on attending the workshop. Please note that invited speakers are already registered and are not required to submit additional information here.