Simulating Workplace Safety Policy

  • Thomas J. Kniesner
  • John D. Leeth

Part of the Studies in Risk and Uncertainty book series (SIRU, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth
    Pages 1-23
  3. Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth
    Pages 25-66
  4. Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth
    Pages 67-108
  5. Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth
    Pages 109-148
  6. Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth
    Pages 149-175
  7. Thomas J. Kniesner, John D. Leeth
    Pages 177-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-215

About this book


People want more from the government. One thing they want more of is a sense of personal safety, at home and at work (Regulation, Fall 1991). People also want the government to quit wasting money. The objective of having the government provide a safer life for us and our children at minimum cost leads logically to looking at policy within the system involving the private sector plus governments at the federal and sub federal levels. Using numerical simulations our book takes an integrated quantitative look at how the various institutions influencing workplace safety lead to the observed levels of illnesses and injuries among U.S. workers. Our innovation is piecing together the mosaic of interactions among workers, employers, state government, and the federal government that is numerically realistic in the sense of using economists' current knowl­ edge of quantitative connections. Our objective has been to write a Gray's Anatomy, if you will, of how the U.S. economic system, as tempered by government policy, jointly determines employment patterns, wages, and workplace safety levels.


Simulation economics employment health information institutions insurance labor market safety simulations value-at-risk

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Kniesner
    • 1
  • John D. Leeth
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Bentley CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4283-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0649-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-972X
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