1. Introduction / Robert W. Hahn -- 2. The Causes and Prevention of Cancer: Gaining Perspectives on the Management of Risk / Bruce N. Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold -- 3. Modeling Risk at Low Levels of Exposure /William R. Hendee -- 4. Risk Assessment as an Indicator for Decision Making / Bernard D. Goldstein --5. Science and Politics: Global Warming and Eugenics /Richard S. Lindzen -- 6. Benefit-Cost Analysis: Do the Benefits Exceed the Costs? / Lester B. Lave -- 7. The Dangers of Unbounded Commitments to Regulate Risk /W. Kip Viscusi -- 8. The Opportunity Costs of Haphazard Social Investments in Life-Saving / Tammy O. Tengs and John D. Graham -- 9. Making Sense of Risk: An Agenda for Congress / John D. Graham -- 10. Regulatory Reform: What Do the Government's Numbers Tell Us? / Robert W. Hahn.
The authors--economists and scientists--seek in various ways to make regulation more sensible and effective.