James K. Hammitt

Harvard University

Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences

718 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

United States

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Scholarly Papers (22)

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Thinking Through the Climate Change Challenge

CLIMATE CHANGE AND COMMON SENSE: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF TOM SCHELLING, R. Hahn and A. Ulph, eds., Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, Indiana University-Bloomington: School of Public & Environmental Affairs Research Paper Series No. 03-03
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2014
Technology Policy Institute, University of California, Berkeley - Energy and Resources Group, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Economics and Politics, London School of Economics - Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Department of Geography and Environment, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance, London School of Economics, Grantham Research Institute, University of Oslo, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics, University of Hamburg, Yale University - School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, University of Oslo - Department of Economics, Resources for the Future, Milken Institute, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, University of Oxford, University of Maryland, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), The University of Manchester - Faculty of Humanities, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Bilthoven), Athens University of Economics and Business, Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) and Harvard University
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Environmental Policy, Tom Schelling, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The Economic Value of Air-Pollution-Related Health Risks in China: A Contingent Valuation Study

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
James K. Hammitt and Ying Zhou
Harvard University and Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Willingness to pay, value per statistical life, air pollution, China, mixture model, two-part model

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Valuing Mortality Risk in the Time of COVID-19

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 May 2020 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2020
James K. Hammitt
Harvard University
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value per statistical life, pandemic, age-dependence, ambiguity aversion, risk perception

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Reference Case Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Global Health and Development

Number of pages: 126 Posted: 07 Feb 2022
Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard University, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Center for Global Development, University of York (UK) - Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank - Health, Nutrition and Population, Results for Development, University of California, Riverside (UCR) - Department of Economics, Inter-American Development Bank, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - Institute for Global Health Sciences, Seoul National University, University of Strathclyde, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Global Development Program, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Cape Town (UCT), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Global Development Program and University of Copenhagen - Copenhagen University
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benefit-cost analysis, cost-benefit analysis, low- and middle-income countries, value per statistical life (VSL), willingness to pay, distribution

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Statistical vs. Identified Lives in Benefit-Cost Analysis

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1931
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
James K. Hammitt and Nicolas Treich
Harvard University and French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
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Benefit-Cost Analysis in Global Health

Forthcoming as Chapter 7 in: Global Health Priority-Setting: Beyond Cost-Effectiveness (O. Norheim et al., eds.), Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 17 Apr 2017
Lisa A. Robinson and James K. Hammitt
Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science and Harvard University
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benefit-cost analysis, benefit valuation, morbidity risk reduction, mortality risk reduction, value per statistical life

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The Social Value of Mortality Risk Reduction: VSL vs. The Social Welfare Function Approach

U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 12-29, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-16
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Apr 2012
Matthew D. Adler, James K. Hammitt and Nicolas Treich
Duke University School of Law, Harvard University and French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
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law and economics, risk policy, uncertainty, cost-benefit analysis, CBA, value of statistical life, VSL, social welfare functions, SWF, welfare economics, welfarism, wellbeing, utilitarianism, prioritarianism, social choice theory, equity, fairness

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The Economic Value of Reducing Fatal and Non-Fatal Occupational Risks in Mexico City Using Actuarial- and Perceived-Risk Estimates

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Jan 2005
James K. Hammitt and María Eugenia Ibarrarán
Harvard University and University of the Americas, Puebla
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Health risk, hedonic wages, value per statistical life

Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions: Progress and Challenges

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 11-10
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Mar 2011
Maureen Cropper, James K. Hammitt and Lisa A. Robinson
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University and Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science
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value of a statistical life, mortality risk reduction, hedonic wage studies, stated preference studies

Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions: Progress and Challenges

NBER Working Paper No. w16971
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 17 May 2023
Maureen Cropper, James K. Hammitt and Lisa A. Robinson
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University and Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science
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Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions: Progress and Challenges

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 313-336, 2011
Posted: 16 Sep 2011
Maureen Cropper, James K. Hammitt and Lisa A. Robinson
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Harvard University and Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science

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Fair Innings: The Utilitarian and Prioritarian Value of Risk Reduction over a Whole Lifetime

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-79
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Dec 2019
Duke University School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Harvard University and University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
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social welfare function (SWF), benefit-cost analysis (BCA), value of statistical life (VSL), fair innings, social value of risk reduction (SVRR), utilitarian, prioritarian, risk regulation

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The Modest Effects of Fact Boxes on Cancer Screening

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 Apr 2020
Harvard University, Harvard Law School, Harvard University and Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital
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Health Information and Subjective Survival Probability: Evidence from Taiwan

NBER Working Paper No. w12864
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2022
Jin‐Tan Liu, Meng-Wen Tsou and James K. Hammitt
National Taiwan University - Department of Economics, Tamkang University - Department of International Trade and Harvard University
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Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions in Global Benefit‐Cost Analysis

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 28 Jan 2022
Lisa A. Robinson, James K. Hammitt and Lucy O'Keeffe
Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard University and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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low- and middle-income countries, value of mortality risk reductions, value per statistical life (VSL), willingness to pay

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Health Insurance and Households' Precautionary Behaviors - an Unusual Natural Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w9394
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2022
Shin-Yi Chou, Jin‐Tan Liu and James K. Hammitt
Lehigh University - Department of Economics, National Taiwan University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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Assessing the Distribution of Impacts in Global Benefit‐Cost Analysis

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2022-10
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Feb 2022
Lisa A. Robinson, James K. Hammitt and Matthew D. Adler
Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard University and Duke University School of Law
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benefit-cost analysis, distributional analysis, equity, social welfare functions

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Valuation of the Risk of Sars in Taiwan

NBER Working Paper No. w10011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2022
Jin‐Tan Liu, James K. Hammitt, Jung-Der Wang and Meng-Wen Tsou
National Taiwan University - Department of Economics, Harvard University, National Taiwan University - College of Public Health and Tamkang University - Department of International Trade
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Valuing Nonfatal Health Risk Reductions in Global Benefit‐Cost Analysis

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Feb 2022
Lisa A. Robinson and James K. Hammitt
Harvard University, Center for Health Decision Science and Harvard University
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willingness to pay, nonfatal risk reductions, value per QALY, value per DALY, cost of illness

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Effects of Disease Type and Latency on the Value of Mortality Risk

NBER Working Paper No. w10012
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2022
Jin‐Tan Liu and James K. Hammitt
National Taiwan University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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Consumer's Guide to Regulatory Impact Analysis: Ten Tips for Being an Informed Policy Maker

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Vol. 8, No. 2, Pp. 187-204 (2017)
Posted: 03 Apr 2022
George Washington University, Washington University in St. Louis - D.C. Satellite Office, University of Kentucky - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, George Washington University - Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIP), Cox Associates, Inc., Resources for the Future, Indiana University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, George Washington University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Marsh & McLennan Companies - Washington, D.C. Office, Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

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Regulatory Impact Analysis, policy

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The Long-Run Discount Rate Controversy

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 273-295, 2014
Posted: 08 Oct 2014
Christian Gollier and James K. Hammitt
University of Toulouse 1 - Industrial Economic Institute (IDEI) and Harvard University

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Valuing Changes in Mortality Risk: Lives Saved Versus Life Years Saved

Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 228-240, 2007
Posted: 27 Oct 2008
James K. Hammitt
Harvard University

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The Value of International Cooperation for Abating Global Climate Change

RESOURCE AND ENERGY ECONOMICS
Posted: 08 Oct 1996
James K. Hammitt and John L. Adams
Harvard University and RAND Corporation

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