The value of information: Methodological frontiers and new applications in environment and health

Ramanan Laxminarayan, Molly K. Macauley

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Abstract

The book examines applications in two disparate fields linked by the importance of valuing information: public health and space. Researchers in the health field have developed some of the most innovative methodologies for valuing information, used to help determine, for example, the value of diagnostics in informing patient treatment decisions. In the field of space, recent applications of value-of-information methods are critical for informing decisions on investment in satellites that collect data about air quality, fresh water supplies, climate and other natural and environmental resources affecting global health and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages303
ISBN (Electronic)9789400748392
ISBN (Print)9789400748385
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting

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