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Title Risks, costs, and lives saved : getting better results from regulation / edited by Robert W. Hahn.

Published New York : Oxford University Press ; Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, 1996.


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 UniM Bail  363.17 HAHN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 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.
Summary The authors--economists and scientists--seek in various ways to make regulation more sensible and effective.
Other author Hahn, Robert William.
Subject Risk assessment -- Government policy -- United States.
Health risk assessment -- Government policy -- United States.
Environmental risk assessment -- Government policy -- United States.
Risk management -- Government policy -- United States.
Safety regulations -- United States.
ISBN 019521174X alkaline paper