Matthew D. Adler

Matthew Adler is the Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy at Duke Law School. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was affiliated with the Penn Program on Regulation. He is the author of Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis (2012).

Rethinking Benefit-Cost Analysis for COVID-19

Rethinking Benefit-Cost Analysis for COVID-19

The normative foundations of the value of statistical life render it an insufficient tool to analyze pandemic-related policies.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be improved.

Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Social welfare function incorporates distributional considerations into policy analysis.