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Shaw, Douglass Professor


Dr. Shaw's current research emphasis is on the economics of risk and uncertainty. In particular, he works on valuing environmental amenities and changes in objective and perceived risks associated with contamination of resources or those risks that affect human health. He has recently written about the effects of ozone pollution on asthma patients, the risks from consuming contaminated fish, the perceived risks of nuclear waste transport, risks associated with natural hazards (earthquakes and hurricanes), and responses to the perceived risks of drinking water contaminated with arsenic.

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  • Retired Professor