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The Value of Information

Methodological Frontiers and New Applications in Environment and Health

Editors: Laxminarayan, Ramanan, Macauley, Molly K. (Eds.)

  • Surveys state-of-the-art methodology, investigating how information is valued across multiple spectrums
  • Presents in-depth case examples which range from assessing the value of rapid diagnosis tests in preventing unnecessary use of anti-malarial drugs to the valuation of information associated with climate change catastrophe
  • Illustrates five methodological approaches to valuation: Price- and cost-based derivation; Bayesian belief network; Regulatory cost-effectiveness; Econometric modeling and estimation; and Simulation modeling and estimation
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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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Value of Information in Index Insurance for Farmers in Africa

    Osgood, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Value of Information in a Risk Management Approach to Climate Change

    Kousky, Carolyn (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Understanding the Value of Business Information

    Martin, Luther

    Pages 45-66

  • Valuing the Potential Impacts of GEOSS: A Systems Dynamics Approach

    Obersteiner, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • The Informative Role of Advertising and Experience in Dynamic Brand Choice: An Application to the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Market

    Chen, Yan (et al.)

    Pages 91-141

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4839-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4838-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9808-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Value of Information
Book Subtitle
Methodological Frontiers and New Applications in Environment and Health
Editors
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan
  • Molly K. Macauley
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4839-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4839-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4838-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9808-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 304
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