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Classics in Risk Management; Volume 1 Only

Viscusi, W. Kip (ed.); Gayer, Ted (ed.)

ISBN 10: 1840640324 / ISBN 13: 9781840640328
Published by Edward Elgar Pub, 2004
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Hardbound octavo in blue-grey paper; 548 pp, incldg index; from a collection of review copies for Journ. of Economic Literature; chapter headings have pencilled cataloging/indexing notes, otherwise clean, unmarked text in excellent condition. Copy is Near Fine Minus w/no d/j as issued; light shelf wear; little rubbing to corners; hinges GOOD; strong and tight. Spine and front cover have fully removable tapes and stickers indicating cataloging/accession data.Volume 1 Only. Bookseller Inventory # 0042412

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Title: Classics in Risk Management; Volume 1 Only

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:Near Fine Minus

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Viscusi (law and economics, Harvard U.) and Gayer (public policy, Georgetown U.) have compiled a collection of 60 articles published from the 1960s through 2002. Of the 60, 14 were written or co-written by Viscusi. On the value of life, nine initial articles provide a survey and overview, five contribute labor market studies, and ten describe product and housing market studies. The final five articles in v.1 are on discounting and the quantity of life. Volume 2 contains papers on risk-risk analysis, several issues associated with risk regulation, risk beliefs and hazard warnings, and risk ambiguity. Individual articles include T.C. Schelling's 1968 "The life you save may be your own"; "Discounting statistical lives," by John Horowitz and Richard Carson; Ralph Keeney's 1990 "Mortality risks induced by economic expenditures"; and John Hamilton's 1995 "Testing for environmental racism; prejudice, profits, political power?" In their introduction, the editors discuss the state of research and introduce each article within this context. The articles are printed in facsimile, with their original notes, abstracts, and lists of references. There is a name index, but no subject index. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Edited by W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt Law School, Vanderbilt University, US and Ted Gayer, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University, US

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