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11 faculty members honored at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Law School, VUMC team up on DHHS grant to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care

Apr. 18, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.

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When ‘sorry’ makes things worse

Apr. 2, 2019—Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to the most detailed look yet at insurance data.

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Putting a price tag on a person’s life could make America safer and fairer

Jun. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt economist W. Kip Viscusi says putting a price tag on the value of a person’s life makes people and products safer.

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Apology laws don’t help doctors avoid malpractice payouts

Feb. 1, 2017—Letting doctors apologize to patients without letting the apology be used in court does not lessen malpractice claims, say three researchers from Vanderbilt University.

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Touted benefits of new EPA emissions limits may be misleading

Jul. 9, 2014—A Vanderbilt researcher says the EPA is being too expansive in how it measures carbon dioxide emissions.

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Wall Street Journal: Rail safety and the value of life

Jun. 25, 2013—W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, is quoted on an age-old regulatory predicament—namely, whether or not spending to make one thing safe steers money away from addressing a more serious threat elsewhere.

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New federal energy regulations flawed: Vanderbilt researcher

Jul. 17, 2012—New and proposed federal energy-efficient standards for automobiles, clothes dryers, air conditioners and light bulbs make unfair assumptions about the rationality of consumers, said researchers from Vanderbilt University and the Brookings Institution.

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May grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 11, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in May that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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Vanderbilt value-of-life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants, U.S. natives

Oct. 26, 2010—It has been long suspected that Mexican immigrants often work on dangerous and unpleasant jobs for low pay.  New research by Vanderbilt University Law School professors Joni Hersch and W. Kip Viscusi provides hard evidence on the risks and rewards for risky jobs. They find that Mexican immigrants are concentrated in jobs with high risk...

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