James K. Hammitt

Harvard University

Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences

718 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

United States

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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 - 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 Business School - Finance and Economics, 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, Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), University of Oxford, University of Maryland, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), 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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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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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

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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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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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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

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
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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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 Insurance and Households&Apos; Precautionary Behaviors - an Unusual Natural Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w9394
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2021
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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A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Retrofitting Diesel Vehicles with Particulate Filters in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area

Risk Analysis, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 883-899, August 2005
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Nov 2006
Gretchen Stevens, Andrew Wilson and James K. Hammitt
Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard University
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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: 25 Feb 2021
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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Valuation of the Risk of Sars in Taiwan

NBER Working Paper No. w10011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 10 May 2021
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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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: 12 May 2021
Jin‐Tan Liu and James K. Hammitt
National Taiwan University - Department of Economics and Harvard University
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Precautionary Regulation in Europe and the United States: A Quantitative Comparison

Risk Analysis, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 1215-1228, October 2005
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Nov 2006
Harvard University, Duke University, Northern Illinois University - Political Science, Duke University and Independent
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Exporting and Productivity Growth: Evidence from the Taiwan Electronics Plants

Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 190-209, May 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Mar 2008
Tamkang University - Department of International Trade, National Taiwan University - Department of Economics, Harvard University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Theorizing and Generalizing About Risk Assessment and Regulation Through Comparative Nested Analysis of Representative Cases

Law & Policy, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 236-269, April 2009
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
Brendon Swedlow, Denise Kall and James K. Hammitt
Northern Illinois University - Political Science, Duke University and Harvard University
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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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Willingness to Pay for Food Safety: Sensitivity to Duration and Severity of Illness

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 89, Issue 5, pp. 1170-1175, December 2007
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
James K. Hammitt and Kevin Haninger
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Health Policy & Management

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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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