Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

by W. Kip Viscusi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198293631

ISBN-13: 9780198293637

Pub. Date: 05/21/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book provides a comprehensive and accessible synthesis of Viscusi's 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial lectures on risk policy. In this volume, Viscusi explores the various forms of irrationality exemplified in individual risk behavior and the role government policy has played in institutionalizing these biases. He examines the implications for government policy of

Overview

This book provides a comprehensive and accessible synthesis of Viscusi's 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial lectures on risk policy. In this volume, Viscusi explores the various forms of irrationality exemplified in individual risk behavior and the role government policy has played in institutionalizing these biases. He examines the implications for government policy of consumers and workers' risk beliefs and behavioral responses to risk. In addition to a critique of current risk analysis practices, he suggests strategies for rational risk management, including hazard warnings efforts, direct regulation, and liability as alternative modes of intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198293637
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/21/1998
Series:
Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Risk Beliefs and Individual Rationality
3. Hazard Warnings and Risk Information
4. The Value of Life
5. Risk-Risk Analysis
6. Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policy
7. Liability and Social Insurance
8. Toward a Rational Basis for Regulation
References
Index

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