Mobility Risk and Uncertainty
Risk and uncertainty are central to all forms of mobility, because they combine the ambiguities of future expectations with imperfect contemporary knowledge about destinations. Although central to discussions about tourism and migration, risk has rarely been explicitly theorised in tourism or migration studies. The project investigates the willingness of individuals to take risks from the perspective of behavioural economics. It examines the importance of known risk versus ambiguity and uncertainty as well as the mediating effects of accumulated knowledge in shaping attitudes to the risks associated with mobility. A further dimension of the project is the analysis of ‘the mobility ladder ‘– that is how experience of one form of mobility informs other types of mobility. The project is based on a specially commissioned large representative survey of the UK population.
Dr Vladimir Balάž