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Valuing Health Outcomes

David Feeny, Murray Krahn, Lisa A. Prosser, and Joshua A. Salomon

in Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190492939
eISBN:
9780190492960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492939.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines preference-based measures of health-related quality of life that are used to estimate the health effects of interventions. The chapter focuses on quality-adjusted life years ... More


Prologue

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The prologue outlines the main passages in the history of utility measurement in economics and presents the four main goals of the book. First, the book reconstructs in detail economists’ ideas and ... More


Experimental Utility Measurement: The Age of Confidence I, 1950–1960

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 13 discusses some laboratory experiments to measure the utility of money for individuals on the basis of their preferences between gambles where small amounts of money were at stake. The ... More


Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts

James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates the effect of holding a broadly diversified portfolio of common stocks compared to a portfolio of index bonds on the distribution of 401(k) account balances at retirement using ... More


Marschak and Utility Measurement at Yale: The Age of Confidence II, 1960–1965

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Chapter 14 continues the history of the experimental attempts to measure utility by discussing two further experiments performed at Yale University in the early 1960s, one by Trenery Dolbear and the ... More


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