James Broughel

James Broughel is a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Rethinking the Value of a Statistical Life

It is time to reconsider the value of the VSL in policy analysis.

Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful

Regulatory benefit-cost analysis should account for people’s welfare, not just empirical data.

How Much of an Income Drop Will Take a Life?

Policymakers should consider the impact of their decisions on not just wealth, but also human life.