Improving Risk Analysis

  • Louis Anthony Cox, Jr.

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 185)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Improving Individual, Community, and Organizational Risk Management

  3. Improving Public Risk Management and Policy

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      Pages 155-155
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  4. Applications to Air Pollution Health Effects

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-386

About this book


Improving Risk Analysis discusses and illustrates practical methods for assessing, communicating, and managing uncertain risks when the probabilities of consequences caused by alternative actions cannot be quantified with useful confidence, accuracy, and precision. This monograph demonstrates how to avoid these pitfalls by using improved techniques of risk analysis. Through these improved techniques of risk analysis, readers will better understand uncertain risks and be able to make more effective decisions about how to manage them. 

The book is divided into three parts. Parts 1 and 2 explore the key principles on how high-quality risk analysis can greatly improve the clarity and effectiveness of decisions when the consequences of different choices are uncertain. Part 3 shows in greater detail how these introduced methods can be applied to health effects of air pollution, with emphasis on understanding and modeling causal relations between exposures and responses based on realistically limited and imperfect data. Throughout the book, real-world examples and case studies drawn from health, safety, environmental, and terrorism risk analysis are used and illustrate the practical application of techniques for improving risk analysis.


Complex Systems Decision Making Enterprise Risk Management Risk Analysis Risk Management Uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  • Louis Anthony Cox, Jr.
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  1. 1.Cox AssociatesDenverUSA

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