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)
W. Kip Viscusi is the founding editor of The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty .
March 16, 2018: "Expanding the Domain of the Value of a Statistical Life," Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Conference, Washington, DC
November 17-19, 2017: "The Dynamic Relationship between Social Norms and Pro-Environmental Behavior: Evidence from Household Recycling," Southern Economic Association 87th Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL
July 20, 2017: Keynote address, "Pricing Lives for Policy," Annual Conference of the Economic Society of Australia, Sydney, AU
July 20, 2017: "Rational Benefit Assessment for an Irrational World: Toward a Benefit Transfer Test," Annual Conference of the Economic Society of Australia, Sydney, AU
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August 2019: W. Kip Viscusi received Vanderbilt's most prestigious faculty honor for accomplishments in research—the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research.
September 2018: Vanderbilt Law School honored W. Kip Viscusi with a celebration on September 13, 2018, recognizing the publication of his book Pricing Lives: Guideposts for a Safer Society (Princeton University Press).
March 2018: W. Kip Viscusi was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2018 Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) conference in March 2018. Lynn Karoly, 2017 President of the SBCA, presented the award to Professor Viscusi.
July 2017: On July 20, 2017, W. Kip Viscusi was a keynote speaker for the 2017 Australian Conference of Economists. Professor Viscusi's presentation, "Pricing Lives," was based on his forthcoming book Pricing Lives: Guideposts for a Safer Society (Princeton University Press).
May 2017: Laws that allow doctors to apologize to patients with the provision that the apology not be used in lawsuits fail to limit medical malpractice liability risk, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University. [Read full article]
March 2017: W. Kip Viscusi received the Best Article of the Year award at the Society of Benefit-Cost Analysis 2017 Annual Conference for his article “Rational Benefit Assessment for an Irrational World: Toward a Behavioral Transfer Test,” co-authored with Ted Gayer and published in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Spring 2016.
W. Kip Viscusi (right) and Ted Gayer (center) receiving the Best Article of the Year award from Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis editor, Glenn Blomquist (left).