How Safe is That Shrimp? @RISK Tackles Health Hazards After Deepwater Horizon Spill

Southeast Louisiana is home to a large population of Vietnamese Americans who rely heavily on the shrimp caught in the Gulf for their livelihood and as a food source. When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened in in April 2010, Vietnamese shrimpers were particularly concerned. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted risk […]

Using @RISK for a Drug Development Decision: a Classroom Example

At Illinois State University, Associate Professor of Finance Domingo Joaquin uses @RISK to demonstrate how simulation modeling can be employed to support the R&D decision of a pharmaceutical firm, illustrating countless risk evaluation examples to students. Dr. Joaquin uses the example of the fictitious company “Drugco”, which has just successfully completed Phase I and Phase […]