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Economics educator

William G. Kip Viscusi, American Economics educator. Recipient Article of the Year award Economics Inquiry, 1988, Book of the Year awards American Risk and Insurance Association, 1992, 93, 94.


Viscusi, William G. Kip was born on October 3, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of William Edward and Evelyn (Martin) Viscusi.


AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1971; Master in Public Policy, Harvard University, 1973; AM, Harvard University, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1976.


Professor economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1976-1980, 85-88; deputy director, White House Council on Wage and Price Stability, Washington, 1979-1981; professor economics, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1981-1985; John M. Olin professor economics, University of Chicago, 1985-1986; George G. Allen professor economics, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1988-1996; John M. Olin professor of law and economics, Harvard Law School, 1995; John F. Cogan Junior professor of law and economics, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1996. Research associate National Bureau Economics Research, since 1978, National Common for EmploymentPolicy, 1981. Member Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, since 1986, economics board, since 1992, Clean Air Act, since 1992, National Academy Science Panel, 1978-1979.

Consultant United States General Accounting Office, 1981-1985, Department Justice, 1986-1987, 89-91, United States Office Mgmt.and Budget, 1983. Associate reporter American Law Institute, 1986-1991. Adjunct fellow in civil justice manhattan Institute, since 1987.

Inaugural speaker Geneva Risk Economics Lecturers, Geneva Association Risk and Insurance, 1989. John R. Commons lecturer University of Wisconsin, 1990. Ayne Ryde lecturer Lund U., Sweden.


Member American Economics Association, Econometric Society, Association Environmental and Resource Economists, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Southern Economics Association We. Economics Association, Managerials and Decision Economics.


Married Catherine Makdisi, Sep. 26, 1972; children: Kira Margaret, Michael Kip.

William Edward Viscusi

Evelyn (Martin) Viscusi

Catherine Makdisi

Kira Margaret Viscusi

Michael Kip Viscusi