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Universities receive grants to study climate change decisions
Date:10/21/2010

wer questions across a wide range of policy issues.

Columbia University, $1,299,622
Title: Understanding and Improving Environmental Decisions

Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions will focus on social processes underlying group, individual and household decisions that have environmental impacts. Processes investigated may include anything from group decisions to develop or offer green options to how households decide which energy plan to select. The investigators will explore how the manner in which decisions are made affects environmental decisions. They are especially interested in environmental decisions made in a social context and involve dealing with uncertainty over a long time horizon, and that have a mixture of goals. The investigators will address social processes, decision architecture, and the use of technical information in environmental decision making by conducting laboratory experiments and field studies.


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Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation
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