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Lisa A Robinson, M.P.P.

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Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MAMPPPublic policy
2013
Richard J. Burk Outstanding Service Award
2015
Richard O. Zerbe Distinguished Service Award
2016
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2020
Outstanding Symposium

Overview
Lisa A. Robinson's research focuses on the conduct of benefit-cost analysis, particularly for policies with outcomes that cannot be fully valued using market measures.She has led numerous assessments of the costs, benefits, and other impacts of environmental, health, and safety policies and regulations, developed related methods, and drafted guidance documents. She co-edited the National Academies book, Valuing Health for Regulatory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, led the creation of guidelines for benefit-cost analysis for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and developed approaches for government agencies and others to estimate the value of mortality risk reductions (the value per statistical life, VSL). She has also explored the implications of behavioral economics and happiness research for benefit-cost analysis as well as approaches for assessing employment and distributional impacts. Recently, she has been working on the application of these methods to global health, including guidelines for the conduct of benefit-cost analysis and research related to cost-effectiveness thresholds, as well as on issues related to responses to various types of hazard warnings.

For related publications, see: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/lisa-robinson/publications/

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  1. Robinson LA, Sullivan R, Shogren JF. Do the Benefits of COVID-19 Policies Exceed the Costs? Exploring Uncertainties in the Age-VSL Relationship. Risk Anal. 2020 Jul 16. PMID: 32677076.
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  2. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK, O'Keeffe L. Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions in Global Benefit-Cost Analysis. J Benefit Cost Anal. 2019; 10(Suppl 1):15-50. PMID: 32968616.
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  3. Chang AY, Robinson LA, Hammitt JK, Resch SC. Economics in "Global Health 2035": a sensitivity analysis of the value of a life year estimates. J Glob Health. 2017 Jun; 7(1):010401. PMID: 28400950.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK, Chang AY, Resch S. Understanding and improving the one and three times GDP per capita cost-effectiveness thresholds. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Feb; 32(1):141-145. PMID: 27452949.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK. Introduction to the Special Series on Risk, Perception, and Response. Risk Anal. 2015 Oct; 35(10):1766-9. PMID: 26491991.
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  6. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK. Valuing Reductions in Fatal Illness Risks: Implications of Recent Research. Health Econ. 2016 08; 25(8):1039-52. PMID: 26132383.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK. Introduction to the Special Series on Research Synthesis: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach. Risk Anal. 2015 Jun; 35(6):963-70. PMID: 26081936.
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  8. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK. Research Synthesis and the Value per Statistical Life. Risk Anal. 2015 Jun; 35(6):1086-100. PMID: 25851065.
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  9. Robinson LA. Introduction to part 2 of the special series on risk regulation. Risk Anal. 2011 Sep; 31(9):1330-3. PMID: 21957945.
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  10. Robinson LA, Hammitt JK. Behavioral economics and regulatory analysis. Risk Anal. 2011 Sep; 31(9):1408-22. PMID: 21838730.
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  11. Robinson LA, Levy JI. The [r]evolving relationship between risk assessment and risk management. Risk Anal. 2011 Sep; 31(9):1334-44. PMID: 21740453.
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  12. Robinson LA. Introduction to part 1 of the special series on risk regulation. Risk Anal. 2011 Jun; 31(6):881-3. PMID: 21679217.
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