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March 24 and March 25, 1999

Silver Spring, MD
This two-day workshop cosponsored by the US EPA Office of Children's Health Protection, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment, and US EPA National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance was dedicated to exploring methods for valuing morbidity and mortality risks. The second day was focused on the unique considerations specific to children's health valuation. The four sessions - "Valuing Mortality Risks," "Valuing Morbidity Risks," "How Do We Value Children," and "Household Production Models and Children's Health Valuation" - presented current economic research and policy discussion concerning each topic.
Contact Person: Nicole Owens (owens.nicole@epa.gov)
Proceedings

  Day 1
  Opening Remarks
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Remarks
Presenter: David Gardiner, Assistant Administrator US EPA Office of Policy
  Session 1 - Valuing Mortality Risks
9:30 - 9:50 Introduction of Session 1
Presenter: Melonie Williams, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
9:50 - 10:20 "Evaluating the Effect of Visual Aids on Willingness-to-Pay for a Reduction in Mortality Risk"
Presenter: Phaedra Corso, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10:20 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 "Mortality Risk Valuation for Environmental Policy"
Presenter: Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future
11:00 - 11:15 Discussant #1
Presenter: Laurie Chestnut, Stratus Consulting, Inc.
11:15 - 11:30 Discussant #2
Presenter: Steve Crutchfield, USDA Economic Research Service
11:30 - 12:00 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Melonie Williams, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
12:00 - 12:30 General Discussion and Q&A
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
  Session 2 - Valuing Morbidity Risks
1:30 - 1:50 Introduction of Session 2
Presenter: Chris Dockins, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
1:50 - 2:20 "Valuing Reduced Risk for Households with Children or the Retired"
Presenter: William Schulze, Cornell University
2:20 - 2:50 "Willingness to Pay for Air-Quality Related Health Improvements: A Multiple-Format Stated-Preference Approach"
Presenter: F. Reed Johnson, Triangle Economic Research
2:50 - 3:10 Break
3:10 - 3:25 Discussant #1
Presenter: Clark Nardinelli, US Food and Drug Administration
3:25 - 3:40 Discussant #2
Presenter: Fred Kuchler, USDA Economic Research Service
3:40 - 4:10 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Nick Bouwes, US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances
4:10 - 4:40 General Discussion and Q&A
4:40 Adjournment
  Day 2
  Introduction to Children's Health
9:00 - 9: 15
Presenter: Norine Noonan, Assistant Administrator US EPA Office of Research and Development
9:15 - 9:30
Presenter: Ramona Trovato, Director US EPA Office of Children's Health Protection
  Session 3 - How Do We Value Children?
Introduction of Session 3
Presenter: Ed Chu, US EPA Office of Children's Health Protection
9:30 - 10:00 "The Value of a Statistical Child's Life: The Case of Bicycle Helmets"
Presenter: Robin Jenkins, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
10:00 - 10:15 Discussant
Presenter: Mark Dickie, University of Southern Mississippi
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Commissioned Paper: "Valuing Children's Health and Life: What Does Economic Theory Say About Including Parental and Societal Willingness to Pay?"
Presenter: William Harbaugh, University of Oregon
11:00 - 11:30 Commissioned Paper: "Contingent Valuation and Valuing Children's Health"
Presenter: George Tolley, University of Illinois, Chicago
11:30 - 12:00 General Discussion and Q&A
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  Session 4 - Household Production Models and Children's Health Valuation
1:00 - 1:30 "Household Environmental Protection and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital"
Presenter: Thomas Crocker, University of Wyoming
1:30 2:00 "Willingness to Pay for Reductions in Infertility Risks: A Contingent Valuation Study"
Presenter: George van Houtven, Research Triangle Institute
2:00 2:30 "Willingness to Pay for Children's Health : A Household Production Approach"
Presenter: Mark Dickie, University of Southern Mississippi
2:30 - 3:00 Break
2:45 - 3:00 Discussant #1
Presenter: John Horowitz, University of Maryland
3:00 - 3:15 Discussant #2
Presenter: Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming
3:15 - 3:44 Policy Discussant
Presenter: Robin Jenkins, US EPA Office of Economy and Environment
3:45 - 4:15 General Discussion and Q&A
  Wrap-up
4:15 - 4:45
Presenter: Trudy Cameron, University of California, Los Angeles

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