Jun. 25, 2020—Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Dec. 17, 2019—An analysis by Kip Viscusi finds that the post-9/11 wars may have resulted in more than twice as many indirect deaths back home as were lost in battle, due to the diversion of war costs from the U.S. economy and the subsequent impact on the nation’s health.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul. 9, 2014—A Vanderbilt researcher says the EPA is being too expansive in how it measures carbon dioxide emissions.
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.
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.
Jul. 11, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in May that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.
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...