Grant: 4 500 000 sek
Funder: Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Duration: 2018-2019
Project manager: Bengt Kriström

The objective of the project is to develop and empirically test relevant theory supporting the use of self-selected
intervals, in a joint effort between economics, psychophysics and statistics. The hypotheses are that the intervals reduce a number of well-known biases, provide a useful picture of
response uncertainty and increase response rates. Lab experiments (GEL and classroom) and field surveys (national and international) will be the methods of the project. Expected outcomes are a better understanding of the merits of using intervals in survey research. Development of underlying theory. Tools for practical use (user-friendly software). A strengthening of co-operation between economics, psychophysics and statistics.

International network
This application is supported by extensive international collaboration. A brief description of how each participant fit into the proposed project is given in the table below:

French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Dr. Geraldine Bocqueho

HES, Geneve
School of Business Administration
Professor Andrea Baranzini

Oulu University
Dept. of Economics
Professor Rauli Svento

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Dept. of Applied Economics
Professor Pere Riera

University of California, Berkeley
Professor Peter Berck

University of California, Santa Barbara
Dept. of Statistics & Applied Probability
Professor S. Rao Jammalamadaka

University de Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Professor Carmelo Leon

University of Manchester
School of Scoial Sciences
Dr. Prasenjit Banerjee

University of North Carolina
Professor Laura Taylor

University of Wyoming
Dept. of Economics & Finance
Professor Jason F. Shogren

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