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J. Eric Bickel

J. Eric Bickel is Associate Professor and Area Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Professor Bickel directs the Center for Petroleum Asset Risk Management (CPARM). His research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis (decision making under uncertainty) and its application in the energy, climate-change, and sports. His work has addressed the modeling of probabilistic dependence, value of information, scoring rules, calibration, risk preference, decision education, decision making in sports, and climate engineering as a response to climate change. Prior to returning to academia, Professor Bickel was a Senior Engagement Manager for Strategic Decisions Group, where he remains on the board of directors. He has consulted around the world in a range of industries, including oil and gas, electricity generation/transmission/delivery, energy trading and marketing, commodity and specialty chemicals, life sciences, financial services, and metals and mining. Professor Bickel is the Vice President/President-Elect of the Decision Analysis Society. He holds an MS and Ph.D from the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University. Address: Graduate Program in Operations Research, 1 University Station, C2200, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 78712-0292; email: ebickel@utexas.edu.

Selected Publications

  1. Luis V. Montiel and J. Eric Bickel, "Approximating Joint Probability Distributions Given Partial Information", Decision Analysis, Vol. 10, (2013), 1, pp. 26-41
  2. Robert H. Hammond and J. Eric Bickel, "Reexamining Discrete Approximations to Continuous Distributions", Decision Analysis, Vol. 10, (2013), 1, pp. 6-25
  3. Luis V. Montiel and J. Eric Bickel, "A Simulation-Based Approach to Decision Making with Partial Information", Decision Analysis, Vol. 9, (2012), 4, pp. 329-347
  4. J. Eric Bickel and Shubham Agrawal, "Reconsidering the Economics of Aerosol Geoengineering", Climatic Change, Vol. 119, (2013), 3, pp. 993-1006
  5. Bickel, J. Eric, "Some Comparisons between Quadratic, Spherical, and Logarithmic Scoring Rules", Decision Analysis , Vol. 3, (2008), 4, pp. 233-251

Most Recent Publications

  1. Robert K. Hammond and J. Eric Bickel, "Approximating Continuous Probability Distributions Using the 10th, 50th, and 90th Percentiles," The Engineering Economist, (2013)
  2. Robert K Hammond and J. Eric Bickel, "On the Decision Relevance of Stochastic Oil Price Models: A Case Study," The Engineering Economist, (2013)
  3. Robert H. Hammond and J. Eric Bickel, "Reexamining Discrete Approximations to Continuous Distributions," Decision Analysis, Vol. 10, (2013), 1, pp. 6-25
  4. Luis V. Montiel and J. Eric Bickel, "Approximating Joint Probability Distributions Given Partial Information," Decision Analysis, Vol. 10, (2013), 1, pp. 26-41
  5. Kun Zan and J. Eric Bickel, "Components of Portfolio Value of Information," Decision Analysis, Vol. 10, (), 2, pp. 171-185
  6. J. Eric Bickel, "Climate engineering and climate tipping-point scenarios," Environment, Systems & Decisions, Vol. 33, (2013), 1, pp. 152-167
  7. J. Eric Bickel and Shubham Agrawal, "Reconsidering the Economics of Aerosol Geoengineering," Climatic Change, Vol. 119, (2013), 3, pp. 993-1006
  8. Carlos Puerta-Ortega, J. Eric Bickel, and Susan Hovorka, "Assessing the value of permeability data in a carbon capture and storage project," International Journal Of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 17, (2013), pp. 523-533
  9. Robin L. Keller, Ali Abbas, J. Eric Bickel, et al. , "From the Editors Brainstorming, Multiplicative Utilities, Partial Information on Probabilities or Outcomes, and Regulatory Focus," Decision Analysis, Vol. 9, (2012), 4, pp. 297-302
  10. Luis V. Montiel and J. Eric Bickel, "A Simulation-Based Approach to Decision Making with Partial Information," Decision Analysis, Vol. 9, (2012), 4, pp. 329-347