New South Wales


The Value of Statistical Life: A discussion of the Issues

Macquarie University City Campus. Please see reception on Level 24 upon arrival.

123 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Event Start
24-Jul-2024 @ 12:15 PM
Event End
24-Jul-2024 @ 01:30 PM


Booking Closing Date
24-Jul-2024 @ 12:30 PM

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This talk covers issues in the uses of the value of statistical life in cost-benefit studies, with special reference to Australia. These include: whether and how to update the national value of life, still based on Dr Abelson's 2007 OBPR report; whether the values of lives lost by inaction or poor actions should be different from the values of lives saved; if the value of life should vary with other circumstances; when to use value of life years instead of value of life; and whether the value of a statistical life year should equal the value of a quality adjusted life year.