W. Kip Viscusi, Ph.D., is Vanderbilt's first University Distinguished Professor. His estimates of the value of risks to life and health are currently used throughout the Federal government. (Read more)
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Law School Room 280 (office)
Professor W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
November 2020: Presidential address, "Economic Lessons for COVID-19 Pandemic Policies," 90th Southern Economic Association's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Text available at SSRN.
April 2020: "The Value of a Statistical Life," interview with Q+A (New Zealand talk show).
April 2020: "Lives vs. the Economy," interview with NPR Planet Money, Episode 991.
April 2020: "Kip Viscusi on the Value of a Statistical Life and Coronavirus," interview with Technology Policy Institute's Two Think Minimum podcast.
July 2017: Keynote address, "Pricing Lives for Policy," Annual Conference of the Economic Society of Australia, Sydney, AU.
November 2020: W. Kip Viscusi gave the presidential address at the 90th Southern Economic Association's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Professor Viscusi's presentation was titled "Economic Lessons for COVID-19 Pandemic Policies." Below, Professor Viscusi is presented with the SEA Presidential gavel and plaque by SEA Secretary/Treasurer Benjamin Powell.
October 2020: Pricing Lives: Guideposts for a Safer Society (2018) was published in paperback. Professor Viscusi's book also received the Kulp-Wright Book Award for Best Book of 2020 from the American Risk and Insurance Association.
August 2019: W. Kip Viscusi received Vanderbilt's most prestigious faculty honor for accomplishments in research—the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research.