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Stanley W Gilbert (Fed)

Dr. Stanley W. Gilbert joined NIST in 2010 as an economist in the Applied Economics Office of the Engineering Laboratory. His work is primarily on disaster resilience, and wildland and residential fire. His work on fire has included empirically estimating how much people are willing to pay to avoid fire risk in the wildland-urban interface, and the value people place on fire sprinklers in the home. He has also made significant contributions to the FireCARES planning tool for fore department assessment. His work in disaster resilience has included a Guide to the Literature, and the Economic"Framework" for community disaster resilience. He has also done work on construction and manufacturing labor supple.  

Dr. Gilbert's formal training is in the areas of microeconomic theory and decision-making under uncertainty and bounded rationality.


Human Behavior in Home Fires

Stanley W. Gilbert
Casualties in fires--and in particular, deaths--are tail events. The average fire does not cause deaths or injuries. There is increasing evidence that the

Response Time Impact of Smoke Alarms

Stanley W. Gilbert, Thomas Cleary, Paul A. Reneke, Richard Peacock, David Butry
It can be assumed that smoke alarms reduce reported fires and casualties by reducing on average the amount of time it takes to detect a fire. This paper sets
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022