Adam M. Finkel
Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Penn Program on Regulation
Adam Finkel joins the Penn Program on Regulation as its first executive director and as a senior fellow at the Law School. He is one of the nation’s leading experts in the evolving field of risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis, with 25 years of experience improving methods of analysis and making risk-based decisions to protect workers and the general public from environmental hazards.
- Environmental Law
- Government Regulation
Articles and Book Chapters
Distributional Consequences of Public Policies: An Example from the Management of Urban Vehicular Travel (March 13, 2014). Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-04; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-21 (with Winston Harrington, Elena Safirova, Conrad Coleman, and Sébastien Houde).
"Solution-Focused Risk Assessment": A Proposal for the Fusion of Environmental Analysis and Action." Human and Ecological Risk Assessment,17:754-787 (2011). Also five invited commentaries following the article (J. Clarence Davies, Bernard Goldstein, Bruce Hope, Gilbert Omenn, and Dennis Paustenbach), pp. 788-812.
Protecting People in Spite of—Or Thanks To—the ‘Veil of Ignorance’, in GENOMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION: SCIENCE, ETHICS, AND LAW 290-342 (Ch. 17) (Richard R. Sharp, Gary E. Marchant, and Jamie A. Grodsky, eds., Johns Hopkins Univ. Press 2008).
Johnson, Branden B. and Adam M. Finkel (2014). "Public Perceptions of Regulatory Costs, Their Uncertainty and Distribution." In review, Risk Analysis. [note: this pdf contains Table 7-- Major Findings-- only] (forthcoming)
More publications can be found here.
“Solution-Focused Risk Assessment”: A Proposal for The Fusion of Environmental Analysis and Action (currently undergoing peer review)