Risk, Time and Society: The Behavioural Economics of Value

The Leverhulme Trust Award has been granted to a team of economists and psychologists in the Behavioural Science group of WBS and in the Department of Psychology to undertake a programme of work to understand how humans arrive at valuations of goods and services in the present and in the future.

Research Questions

  • How do people evaluate alternatives involving risk and uncertainty?
  • How do people make trade-offs between present and future?
  • How do individuals’ attitudes to time and risk and other social objectives feed into social policy?

Methods

  • Lab-based Experimental Economics
  • Online surveys

People

Danae Arroyos-Calvera
Danae Arroyos-Calvera
Doctoral Student
Daniel Read
Professor of Behavioural Science
Graham Loomes
Professor of Behavioural Science
Lukasz Walasek
Leverhulme Research Fellow
Neil Stewart
Professor of Psychology
Nick Chater
Professor of Behavioural Science
Rebecca McDonald
Leverhulme Research Fellow
Zhihua Li
Leverhulme Research Fellow