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The Mortality Costs of Regulatory Expenditures

A Special Issue of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty

  • Editors
  • W. Kip Viscusi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-4
  2. W. Kip Viscusi
    Pages 5-17
  3. W. Kip Viscusi, Richard J. Zeckhauser
    Pages 19-41
  4. Randall Lutter, John F. Morrall III
    Pages 43-66
  5. V. Kerry Smith, Donald J. Epp, Kurt A. Schwabe
    Pages 67-84
  6. Kenneth S. Chapman, Govind Hariharan
    Pages 85-93

About this book

Introduction

Regulations to promote health and safety may be costly relative to the expected health and safety benefits, and may actually have negative effects on health and safety. These negative effects, or costs, may be due to reduced private spending on health and safety, moral hazard, or the creation of new risks. This volume considers the use of costs--benefit analysis, risk--risk analysis, and health--health analysis to determine the mortality cost associated with regulatory expenditures.

Keywords

controlling environment environmental policy health regulation

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