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Viscusi, W. Kip

Works: 234 works in 841 publications in 2 languages and 23,500 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by W. Kip Viscusi
Economics of regulation and antitrust by W. Kip Viscusi( )

74 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of the leading text on business and government focuses on the insights economic reasoning can provide in analyzing regulatory and antitrust issues. Departing from the traditional emphasis on institutions, Economics of Regulation and Antitrust asks how economic theory and empirical analyses can illuminate the character of market operation and the role for government action and brings new developments in theory and empirical methodology to bear on these questions. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated throughout, with new material added and extended discussion of many topics. Part I, on antitrust, has been given a major revision to reflect advances in economic theory and recent antitrust cases, including the case against Microsoft and the Supreme Court's Kodak decision. Part II, on economic regulation, updates its treatment of the restructuring and deregulation of the telecommunications and electric power industries, and includes an analysis of what went wrong in the California energy market in 2000 and 2001. Part III, on social regulation, now includes increased discussion of risk-risk analysis and extensive changes to its discussion of environmental regulation. The many case studies included provide students not only pertinent insights for today but also the economic tools to analyze the implications of regulations and antitrust policies in the future. The book is suitable for use in a wide range of courses in business, law, and public policy, for undergraduates as well at the graduate level. The structure of the book allows instructors to combine the chapters in various ways according to their needs. Presentation of more advanced material is self-contained. Each chapter concludes with questions and problems
Calculating risks? : the spatial and political dimensions of hazardous waste policy by James Hamilton( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book James T. Hamilton and W. Kip Viscusi present the first comprehensive analysis of the magnitude of hazardous waste risks and of the efficacy of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program."--Jacket
Regulation through litigation( )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By focusing on case studies involving the tobacco industry, guns, lead paint, breast implants and health maintenance organizations, the contributors to this volume collectively shed light on the likely consequences of regulation through litigation for insurance markets and society at large. They analyse the ramifications of large-scale lawsuits, mass torts and class actions for the insurance market and advocate increased public scrutiny of attorney reimbursement and a competitive bidding process for all lawsuits involving government entities as the plaintiffs
Smoke-filled rooms : a postmortem on the tobacco deal by W. Kip Viscusi( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much. The maintenance crew at the Capitol will bear more of the "sin tax" levied on cigarettes than will members of Congress who voted to boost it. Cigarettes are not a financial drain to the U.S. In fact, they are self-financing, as a consequence of smokers' premature mortality. The general public estimates that 47 out of 100 smokers will die from lung cancer because they smoke. Smokers believe that 40 out of 100 will die of the disease. Scientists estimate the actual number of 100 smokers who will die from lung cancer to be between 7 and 13
Product liability entering the twenty-first century : the U.S. perspective by Michael J Moore( )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report examines key issues concerning the law and economics of product liability. The authors begin with a brief description of the evolution of product liability doctrine in the U.S., up to the point of the liability crisis of the late 1980s. They discuss the economic implications of product risk for both consumers and producers, offer economic hypotheses on the implications of the increased scope of liability and subsequent reforms, and provide an update of trends in litigation and liability law."--BOOK JACKET
Fatal tradeoffs : public and private responsibilities for risk by W. Kip Viscusi( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideally, it would be desirable if we could all adopt a high-minded commitment to a risk-free existence. Unfortunately, such an objective is beyond our reach--politicians who advocate higher taxes rarely get elected and economists who indicate that our resources are limited are often portrayed as purveyors of pessimism. Fatal Tradeoffs is the culmination and synthesis of the research of a leading authority on the value of life and risk regulation. This volume comprises Viscusi's work in the social regulation of risk, covering topics relating to the value and empirical estimates of life, the rationality of individual responses to risk, and the role of government policy. In addition to a careful synthesis of selections from his writings, Fatal Tradeoffs includes a new survey of the value-of-life literature and a discussion of the rights of the unborn balanced against the employment rights of the mother. Viscusi examines the first estimates of the value of life that take into account risks other than fatalities, as well as subjective worker perceptions of job risks. The book also includes a review of the 1980s regulatory reforms, and guidelines for risk policy. Balanced with case studies, the more technical articles have been opened up to include policy ramifications, making the text accessible to professionals and academics alike
Compensation mechanisms for job risks : wages, workers' compensation, and product liability by Michael J Moore( )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major new work, Michael J. Moore and W. Kip Viscusi explore the question, ""How are workers compensated for exposing themselves to the risk of physical injury while on the job?"" The authors detail the diverse nature of labor market responses to job risks and the important role played by compensation-for-risk mechanisms. Following an overview of the literature, they present a number of unprecedented results. Comprehensive and systematic discussions of issues such as wage-risk tradeoffs, the effects of workers' compensation on wages and risk, the role of unions, and the role of produ
Damming the West; Ralph Nader's study group report on the Bureau of Reclamation by Richard L Berkman( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes the waste of taxpayers' money and despoilation of the natural environment through such projects as the Hoover Dam and the Central Arizona Project
Risk by choice : regulating health and safety in the workplace by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

13 editions published between 1083 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: ViscusiW. Kip: W. Kip Viscusi is George G. Allen Professor of Economics at Duke University and Associate Reporter on the American Law Institute tort liability reform project
Do federal regulations reduce mortality? by Robert William Hahn( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking : making the risky decision by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are the risks of smoking exaggerated? Has there been an open and rational discussion about the risks of smoking? This book attempts to answer these and many other questions about the subject, providing a detailed empirical presentation on smoking behavior as a risky consumer decision." "Using new empirical data based on several national and regional surveys, Viscusi addresses a number of important issues, including: the sources of information that people have about the risks of smoking, the accuracy of their perceptions of the risks associated with smoking, and the consistency of smoking decisions with other risky behavior - scrutinizing issues such as whether smokers value risk differently than those who wear safety belts." "Viscusi also looks at the differences in age groups and how they assess these risks based on public information. He provides new insight into the degree to which individuals understand smoking risks and take these risks into account in their behavior." "With its detailed empirical data and its examination of individual decision-making processes, this work will interest researchers in public health, public policy, psychology, and economics, as well as anyone concerned with this important issue."--Jacket
Regulating consumer product safety by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning about risk : consumer and worker responses to hazard information by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: ViscusiW. Kip: W. Kip Viscusi is George G. Allen Professor of Economics at Duke University and Associate Reporter on the American Law Institute tort liability reform project
Employment hazards : an investigation of market performance by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare of the elderly : an economic analysis and policy prescription by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational risk policy : the 1996 Arne Ryde memorial lectures by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Viscusi examines the failure of government institutions to address common inadequacies in individual cost-benefit analyses because of irrational use of individual decision-making methods by government in risk regulation
Reforming products liability by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informational approaches to regulation by Wesley A Magat( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of the economics of risk and uncertainty by Mark J Machina( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed surveys examine risk and uncertainty, from classical and foundational work through current developments. Presents coherent summaries of risk and uncertainty that inform major areas in economics and finance
Product-risk labeling : a federal responsibility by W. Kip Viscusi( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"California's Proposition 65, the first major state warnings effort, requires that manufacturers inform the public about the risks of cancer or reproductive toxicity that are posed by their products. Now eight other states have bills pending before their legislatures or are considering measures like Proposition 65. This volume asks, Would such warnings benefit the public? Or would some labeling strategies actually distort consumers' perceptions of relative risks and impair their ability to make informed choices?" "This book examines state regulations for hazard warnings - for foods, for drugs, and for medical devices - and demonstrates why a federal warnings approach would be preferable. Conducted at the national level, product-risk labeling could adopt a standardized warnings vocabulary and avoid the fragmentation of national markets that would be so costly for our economy."--Jacket
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Regulation through litigation
Calculating risks? : the spatial and political dimensions of hazardous waste policyRegulation through litigationSmoke-filled rooms : a postmortem on the tobacco dealProduct liability entering the twenty-first century : the U.S. perspectiveFatal tradeoffs : public and private responsibilities for riskRisk by choice : regulating health and safety in the workplaceDo federal regulations reduce mortality?Smoking : making the risky decision
Alternative Names
Kip Viscusi, W. 1949-

Vicusi, W. Kip 1949-

Viscusi, Kip

Viscusi, Kip 1949-

Viscusi, W. K. 1949-

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German (1)