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Economic Value of Life, The

Synopsis
Robert Topel, professor of economics from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, assesses the benefits of medical research from an economic perspective. Topel calculates the social value of increased longevity, observing that even modest reductions in mortality may indicate enormous social returns.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2006
Notes
Available as a streamed video or audio podcast
Subjects
Economics; Medical sciences
Keywords
economic issues; medical research

Online availability

URI
http://research.uchicago.edu/highlights/item.php?id=201
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Robert Topel

Production Company

Name

University of Chicago, Research at Chicago

Distributor

Name

University of Chicago, Department of Physiology

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