Richard Zeckhauser

Richard Zeckhauser

Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy
Richard Zeckhauser

Research Interests

Public-private collaboration; decision making on climate; democratic, decentralized resource allocation; financial markets and health risks

Related Publications

Collaborative Governance: Private Roles for Public Goals, John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.

"Deterring and Compensating Oil-Spill Catastrophes: The Need for Strict and Two-Tier Liability," W. Kip Viscusi and Richard Zeckhauser, Vanderbilt Law Review 64(6), 2011, 1717-1765.

"Climate Policy: Hard Problem, Soft Thinking," Gernot Wagner and Richard Zeckhauser, Climatic Change 110(3-4), 2012, 507-521.

"The Methodology of Normative Policy Analysis," Christopher Robert and Richard Zeckhauser, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 30(3), 2011, 613-643.

"The Challenge of Degraded Environments: How Common Biases Impair Effective Policy," Alan Berger, Case Brown, Carolyn Kousky, and Richard Zeckhauser, Risk Analysis: An International Journal 31(9), 2011, 1423-1433.

"Overreaction to Fearsome Risks," Cass R. Sunstein and Richard Zeckhauser, Environmental and Resource Economics 48(3), 2011, 435-449.

"National Survey Evidence on Disasters and Relief: Risk Beliefs, Self-Interest, and Compassion," W. Kip Viscusi and Richard Zeckhauser, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 33, 2006, 13-36.

"The Perception and Valuation of the Risks of Climate Change: A Rational and Behavioral Blend," W. Kip Viscusi and Richard Zeckhauser, Climatic Change 77, 2006, 151-177.

"JARring Actions That Fuel the Floods," Carolyn Kousky and Richard Zeckhauser, in On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther (eds.), Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006, 59-73.

Assistant 

Wendy Wyatt (617) 495-1175

Contact Information

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