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Detlof von Winterfeldt

Professor of Public Policy and Management, University of Southern California

Detlof von Winterfeldt is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the School of Policy, Planning and Development of the University of Southern California. He is also the Director of the School's Institute for Civic Enterprise. For the past twenty-five years, he has been active in teaching, research, university administration, and consulting. His research interests are in the foundation and practice of decision and risk analysis as applied to technology and environmental management problems. Professor von Winterfeldt is the co-author of two books, including Decision Analysis and Behavioral Research (with Ward Edwards) and author or co-author of over one hundred articles and reports. As a consultant, he has applied decision and risk analysis to many management problems of government and private industry. He has served on several committees and panels of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Research Council (NRC). Education: B.A., University of Hamburg, Germany, Psychology; M.A., University of Hamburg, Germany, Psychology; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Mathematical Psychology.

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