W Kip Viscusi
W Kip Viscusi is Vanderbilt’s first University Distinguished Professor, with tenured appointments in the Department of Economics and the Owen Graduate School of Management as well as in the Law School. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Viscusi was the Cogan Professor of Law and Economics and Director of the Program on Empirical Studies at Harvard Law School. He has also been the Allen Professor of Economics at Duke University and Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Viscusi is an award-winning author of more than 30 books, and his estimates of the value of risks to life and health are currently used throughout the US federal government. Viscusi’s book Pricing lives: guideposts for a safer society (Princeton University Press, 2018) synthesised much of his work in this area.
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