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Professor Kelman To Deliver 104th Sibley Lecture

Publication Date: 
March 13, 2009
US Fed News

US Fed News announces that Professor Mark G. Kelman is slated to deliver the University of Georgia School of Law's 104th Sibley Lecture:

His talk titled "Saving Lives, Saving from Death, Saving from Dying" will address the issue of how it is appropriate to understand the "valuation" of statistical deaths, compared to the deaths of known individuals. According to Kelman, "The mainstream position is that we collectively undervalue/spend too little to prevent the deaths of as-yet unknown persons, compared to what we spend to save identifiable persons in jeopardy, and that this 'mis-valuation' [arises] from a set of familiar cognitive errors and biases."