A book on the metaphysics of quantum mechanics. November ] Forthcoming in Philosophical Perspectives. This paper is an investigation of the general logic of "identifications", claims such as 'To be a vixen is to be a female fox', 'To be human is to be a rational animal', and 'To be just is to help one's friends and harm one's enemies', many of which are of great importance to philosophers.
Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University Although government agencies generally rely on a uniform value of statistical life VSLnumerous studies have documented substantial heterogeneity in these values.
Most of the research to date on the heterogeneity of the VSL has focused on differences based on individual characteristics, such as age, and on long-term illnesses, such as cancer.
This article uses labor market data to estimate the mortality and morbidity components of the VSL for acute accidents. Our labor market estimates of morbidity effects are positive, even for fatalities that are predominantly caused by traumatic injuries.
However, the fatality risk, rather than the morbidity loss associated with the fatal accident event, is the principal contributor to the VSL. This article is concerned with the theoretical foundations of the VSL estimates recommended by regulatory agencies in regulatory benefit-cost analyses and their implications in terms of the findings put forward to decision makers.
We argue that WTAC measures are not appropriate in analyses of regulatory proposals that are typically intended to reduce the risk of premature death rather than provide compensation for a loss. Second, the recommended VSL values used by regulatory agencies in benefit-cost analyses will be reviewed, including whether they are based on WTAC or WTP studies and the estimates from published regulatory analyses.
Where possible, the results of these analyses will be reassessed by applying WTP estimates. We propose that where WTAC values were used, the conclusions of analyses may be biased toward accepting the proposal.
An experimental design will allow us to explore whether it is possible to ameliorate two general problems within stated preference surveys that may affect the RTO approach.
The first problem is a general lack of sensitivity in surveys to changes in characteristics that economic theory would predict should matter to respondents. In the RTO literature, the risk change has either been presented as a marginal change to the current situation Chilton et al.
In this paper we compare the responses from these two frames. Preferences for Life-Expectancy Gains: Using data from a survey of more than French residents, we find substantial heterogeneity. We elicit pairwise preferences between three primary perturbations of age- and gender-specific survival curves: The preference order implied by these pairwise responses is transitive for 85 percent of respondents.
These preference orders are consistent with globally risk-neutral, risk-seeking, and risk-averse preferences toward longevity, respectively. Choices between one of these scenarios and a latent version that provides no risk reduction for the first 10 or 20 years are consistent with these risk postures.
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Preferences toward the time path of mortality-risk reduction are not strongly associated with individual characteristics, although respondents who are younger, higher-income, or exhibit higher consumption-discount rates tend to exhibit less longevity-risk aversion.
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Padrón is a health economist and overall data nerd. She is Associate Director at the Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research, and Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Thermal Engineering Students Association - Sardar Patel College of Engineering.
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