About the Foundations of Utility and Risk Conference

logoThe Foundations of Utility and Risk Conference (FUR) is an interdisciplinary conference bringing together decision theorists, behavioural scientists, economists, psychologists, mathematicians, management scientists, medical and health scientists, philosophers, statisticians, and other researchers. Currently, it is one of the most prestigious conferences in behavioural science.

The history of FUR Conference dates back to 1982 when Norwegian behavioural scientist Ole Hagen together with Maurice Allais (who subsequently received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of in 1988) organized the first FUR Conference in Oslo. Since Oslo, the FUR Conference was held in in Venice (1984), Aix‐en‐Provence (1986), Budapest (1988), Durham (1990), Paris (1992), Oslo (1994), Mons (1997), Marrakech (1999), Torino (2001), Paris (2004), Rome (2006), Barcelona (2008), Newcastle (2010), Atlanta (2012), and Rotterdam (2014). Over the course of the FUR history, 6 Nobel laureates have given talks at the conference. We are very pleased that 2016 FUR Conference will take place in Coventry at the Warwick Manufacturing Group (University of Warwick).

FUR traditionally covers a wide range of areas including decision theory, behavioural game theory, models of stochastic choice, behavioural/experimental economics and psychology, judgement and decision making, social psychology, neuroscience, to name a few. In addition to traditional areas, FUR 2016 welcomes submissions utilizing large datasets (Big Data) to predict/explain human behaviour and decision making.

Historically, the international scientific committee of the FUR conference included:

Mohammed Abdellaoui, HEC Paris
Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
Manel Baucells, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Denis Bouyssou, University of Paris – Dauphine
David Budescu, Fordham University
Alain Chateauneuf, Paris School of Economics
Michèle Cohen, Paris School of Economics – Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne
Jürgen Eichberger, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Larry Epstein, Boston University
Peter Fishburn, AT&T Bell Laboratories
Paolo Ghirardato, Universita di Torino
Itzhak Gilboa, Yale University, HEC Paris
Christian Gollier, Universite de Toulouse
Simon Grant, University of Queensland
Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University
John Hey, University of York
Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University
Edi Karni, Johns Hopkins University
Peter Klibanoff, Northwestern University
Mark Machina, University of California, San Diego
Massimo Marinacci, Universita Bocconi
Barbara Mellers, University of Pennsylvania
Aldo Montesano, Universita Bocconi
Bertrand Munier, IAE de Paris
Robert Nau, Duke University
Drazen Prelec, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andrew Postlewaite, University of Pennsylvania
John Quiggin, University of Queensland
Aldo Rustichini, University of Minnesota
Rakesh Sarin, UCLA
David Schmeidler, Tel Aviv University
Uzi Segal, Boston College
Chris Starmer, University of Nottingham
Jean-Marc Tallon, CES – Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne
Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
Peter Wakker, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Martin Weber, University of Mannheim
George Wu, University of Chicago

2016 – Coventry


Important Dates: October 15, 2015: Submissions open October 26, 2015: Registrations open December 15, 2015: Submissions close February 1, 2016: Decisions communicated March 25, 2016: Registration deadline June 27-30, 2016: FUR 2016 Conference dates

2014 – Rotterdam


2012 – Atlanta


2010 – Newcastle


2008 – Barcelona


2006 – Rome


2004 – Paris


2001 – Torino


1999 – Marrakech


1997 – Mons


1994 – Oslo



Sunset flares at Champ de Mars in Paris

1990 – Durham

Durham Cathedral

1988 – Budapest


1986 – Aix-en-Provence


1984 – Venice


1982 – Oslo