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Cost-benefit analysis is a widely used governmental evaluation tool, though academics remain skeptical. This volume gathers prominent contributors from law, economics, and philosophy for discussion of cost-benefit analysis, specifically its moral foundations, applications and limitations.
This new scholarly debate includes not only economists, but also contributors from philosophy, cognitive psychology, legal studies, and public policy who can further illuminate the justification and moral implications of this method and specify alternative measures.
These articles originally appeared in the Journal of Legal Studies.
- Matthew D. Adler - Gary S. Becker
- John Broome - Robert H. Frank
- Robert W. Hahn - Lewis A. Kornhauser
- Martha C. Nussbaum - Eric A. Posner
- Richard A. Posner - Henry S. Richardson
- Amartya Sen - Cass R. Sunstein
- W. Kip Viscusi
|State and Federal Regulatory Reform: A Comparative Analysis||37|
|Why Is Cost-Benefit Analysis So Controversial?||77|
|The Discipline of Cost-Benefit Analysis||95|
|Cost-Benefit Analysis and Population||117|
|The Stupidity of the Cost-Benefit Standard||135|
|The Costs of Tragedy: Some Moral Limits of Cost-Benefit Analysis||169|
|On Justifying Cost-Benefit Analysis||201|
|Cognition and Cost-Benefit Analysis||223|
|Implmenting Cost-Benefit Analysis When Preferences Are Distorted||269|
|A Comment on the Conference on Cost-Benefit Analysis||313|
|Cost-Benefit Analysis: Definition, Justification, and Comment on Conference Papers||317|