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Discounting Mortality Risks
This report addresses the problem of valuing projects that affect the size and timing of personal mortality risks. It consists of both a theory chapter and an empirical chapter. The theory chapter analyzes the two principal economic models of individual preferences over mortality risks. Both the interpretation of these models and their implications for preferences for advancing the timing of risk changes are considered. The empirical chapter describes several methods of measuring benefits from changing mortality risks using the models presented in the theory chapter. The report includes the results of five "experiments" conducted as a preliminary application of these methods.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - OtherEnvironmental Media:
f. MultimediaAuthors: Carson, Richard T.
Horowitz, John K.
Machina, Mark J.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:Geographic Area:Study Purpose:
Empirical Application, Methodology Development & Evaluation, Data Development
- Participating Organizations
California at LaJolla, University of, Department of Economics Address: D-008
City: LaJolla State: CA ZIP: 92093
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- Report Details
FinalDate: 09/01/1987Number of Pages: 136Grant/Contract #: CR-813557-01
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