ILANA RITOV

   BSc, Hebrew University, 1975; MSc, Hebrew University, 1980;
   PhD, Hebrew University, 1988.

   e-mail: msiritov@mscc.huji.ac.il

   Research interests

    Descriptive analysis of individual decision making; evaluation of public goods and public policies;
    cognitive processes in negotiation.

   Selected Publications

Ritov, I. and Baron, J. (1990) Reluctance to vaccinate: commission bias and ambiguity. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 3, 263-277.

Reprinted in: Sunstein, C. (Ed.): Behavioral Law and Economics, Cambridge University Press (1999).

Ritov, I. and Baron, J. (1992) Status-quo and omission biases. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 5, 49-61.

Ritov, I., Baron, J. and Hershey, J.C. (1993) Framing effects in the evaluation of multiple risk reduction. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 6, 145-159.

Ritov, I. and Baron, J. (1994) Biases in decisions about compensation for misfortune: the role of expectation. European Journal of Social Psychology,24, 525-539.

Baron, J. and Ritov, I. (1994) Reference points and omission bias. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 59, 475-498.

Kahneman, D. and Ritov, I. (1994). Determinants of stated willingness to pay for public goods: A study in the headline method. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 9, 5-38.

Ritov, I. and Baron, J. (1995). Outcome knowledge, regret, and omission bias. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 64, 119-127.

Ritov, I. (1996). Probability of regret: Anticipation of uncertainty resolution in choice. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 66, 228-236.

Ritov, I. (1996). Anchoring in a simulated competitive market negotiation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 67, 16-25 .

Ritov, I. and Kahneman, D. (1997). How people value the environment: Attitudes versus economic values. In Bazerman, M., Messick, D., Tenbrunsel, A., and Wade-Benzoni, K. (Eds.). Psychological Perspectives to Environmental and Ethical Issues (pp. 33-51). The New Lexington Press.

Mellers, B.A., Schwartz, A., Ho, K., and Ritov, I. (1997). Elation and disappointment: emotional responses to risky options. Psychological Science, 8, 423-429.

Ritov I., and Baron, J. (1999). Protected values and omission bias. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 97, 79-94.

Kahneman D., Ritov, I., and Schkade, D. (1999). Economic preferences or phsychological attitudes: an analysis of dollar responses to public issues. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 19, 203-235.

Mellers, B., Schwartz, A., and Ritov, I. (1999). Predicting choices from emotions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128, 332-345.

Ritov, I. (2000). The role of expectations in comparisons. Psychological Review, 2, 342-357.

   Courses taught in recent years

      Introduction to Behavioral Science. School of Management, Ben-Gurion University

      Judgment and Decision Making. School of Management, Ben-Gurion University

      Negotiation. School of management, Ben-Gurion University

      Negotiation. School of Education and the Conflict Management program, Hebrew University

      Cognitive Processes in Decision Making. School of Education, Hebrew University

      Social Issues: Cognitive Perspectives. Department of Psychology, Hebrew University