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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.


  • Lab-based Experimental Economics
  • Online surveys

Research Quetsions

  • 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?


This project is funded by the EPSRC, as part of the Global Research Priorities: Behavioural Science programme.