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Product Liability and Regulation: Establishing the Appropriate Institutional Division of Labor
(American Economic Association, 2012)
Society has several institutional mechanisms that promote the control of product health and safety risks and compensation of the income losses that these risks generated. For risks traded in the market, economic forces at ...
Risk Regulation Lessons from Mad Cows
(Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013)
The mad cow disease crisis in the United Kingdom (U.K.) was a major policy disaster. The government and public health officials failed to identify the risk to humans, created tremendous uncertainty regarding the human risks ...
Saving Lives Through Punitive Damages
(Southern California Law Review, 2010)
This Article proposes that the value of statistical life ("VSL ") be used to set the total damages amount needed for deterrence when punitive damages are warranted in wrongful death cases. The appropriate level of total ...
Using Data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to Estimate the "value of a statistical life"
(Monthly Labor Review, 2013)
The advent of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has enabled researchers to reduce measurement error in fatality rate estimates; in turn, estimates of the “value of a statistical life” that are based on labor market ...
Survey Mode Effects on Valuation of Environmental Goods
(International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2011)
This article evaluates the effect of the choice of survey recruitment mode on the value of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams. Four different modes are compared:bringing respondents to one central location after ...