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David H. Krantz

Professor of Psychology and Statistics
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
Psychology, Psychology Department
Office: 
419A Schermerhorn Hall, 624 Mathematics
Email: 
dhk@paradox.psych.columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-4534
Appointments
  • Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions
Biography

David H. Krantz graduated from Yale University (Mathematics) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1964, Psychology). He taught at the University of Michigan, 1964-80, eventually leading their program in Experimental Psychology. In 1970-71 he held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. He was a Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories, 1980-85, and for a time led their Human Information Processing Research Department. He joined the Columbia faculty in 1985, where he helped to rebuild the Statistics Department, 1990-1998. He is currently Professor of Psychology and Statistics. He has been active in a number of roles in the Earth Institute at Columbia over the past 10 years. He is a founding Director of Columbia’s Center for the Decision Sciences and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED).

Krantz has worked in several different research fields, including measurement theory, color perception and the use of statistical concepts in everyday reasoning. His current research focuses on problem solving, especially decision making, multiple goals, risky and inter-temporal choice, and especially on social goals. Recent publications include “Goals and plans in decision-making” (with Howard Kunreuther) in Judgment and Decision Making, and “Individual Values and Social Goals in Environmental Decision Making” (with several CRED co-authors), in Decision Modeling and Behavior in Uncertain and Complex Environments.

Research & Other Works
Report
In-service Teacher Training for Public Primary Schools in Rural India Findings from District Morigaon (Assam) and District Medak (Andhra Pradesh)
Report
The Policy and Practice of Public Primary Curriculum in India - A study of textbooks in public primary schools of District Morigaon (Assam) and District Medak (Andhra Pradesh)
Report
Increasing the Availability of Skilled Birth Attendance in Rural India
Report
Increasing the Availability of Specialist Services in Rural India
Report
Inequality: A China and India Perspective
Report
Model Districts as a Roadmap for Public Health Scale-Up in India: Strategic planning experience from Assam
Report
Improving Access, Service Delivery and Efficiency of the Public Health System in Rural India
Report
Financing Health for All in India
Report
India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals
Report
Agricultural Performance in Uttar Pradesh: A Historical Account
Report
Regional Economic Policies, Geography, and Growth Episodes in China's Coastal Growth Provinces: Lessons for the State of Gujarat
Report
Foreign Direct Investment in China's Provinces: Lessons for the State of Gujarat
Report
Primary Education in India: Quality and Coverage Issues
Report
Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India
Report
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India
Report
Global Services Sourcing: Issues of Cost and Quality
Report
Primary Health Care in India: Coverage and Quality Issues
Report
India: Towards the Millennium Development Goals
Report
Multinational Companies and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India
Report
What Constitutes Foreign Direct Investment? Comparison of India and China
Report
Global Financial Crisis, Its Impact on India and the Policy Response
Report
Model Districts as a Roadmap for Public Health Scale-up in India
Report
India's Decade of Development: Looking Back at the Last 10 Years, and Looking Forward to the Next 20
Report
Improving the Integration of Health and Nutrition Sectors in India
Report
Improving the Performance of Accredited Social Health Activists in India
Article
Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India
Article
India's Economic Reforms: The Steps Ahead
Article
India's Decade of Development
Report
Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform
Report
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform
Report
Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Report
National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-Led United Progressive Alliance: Policy Reform and Public Investment Requirements
Report
Reaching the Millennium Development Goals in South Asia
Report
Global Services Sourcing: Issues of Cost and Quality
Report
Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth
Report
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Policy Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Report
India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals
Report
Foreign Direct Investment in India: Issues and Problems
Report
The Progress of Policy Reform and Variations in Performance at the Sub-National Level in India
Report
The State of State Government Finances in India
Report
Economic Reforms in China and India: Selected Issues in Industrial Policy
Report
Trends in Inter-State Inequalities of Income in India
Report
Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India
Report
The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Challenges in India
 
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