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13Lecture - Lecture 13 Risk Population and the Environment...

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Lecture 13 Risk Population and the Environment 15:45 Policy and Risk The impacts of policies are uncertain and the environment is subject to stochastic forces Methodologies to both model risk and analyze choices under risk are crucial for effective  policy making There are alternative approaches to risk. Economic and decisions theoretic models  measure risks s deviations from the norm or average. They emphasize assessing the  impact of such deviations on behavior and their cost Public health develops risk assessment techniques that define risk explicitly as the  probability of data outcome Properties of Risk Assessment mOdels Risk = probability that a member of a population will die or get sick duing a period of  time Risk – generating functions = relationship between risk and processes that cause it The knowledge needed for risk-generation functions is interdisciplinary. It provides the 
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course 373 363 taught by Professor Hochman during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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