Prof. Hammitt Celebrates 25 Years

Headshot of James Hammitt.

Dr. James Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences and Director of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, marks 25 years of teaching, research, and service at Harvard University.

Dr. Hammitt’s research focuses on the development and application of quantitative methods to health and environmental policy, including benefit-cost, decision, and risk analysis. His interests include decision and risk analysis, environmental economics and policy, health-risk management, law and economics, and mathematical modeling. He has mentored numerous students in health and environmental policy, and his courses have been taken by many masters, doctoral, and executive education students over the years.

Beyond Harvard, Hammitt has served on six National Academies of Sciences panels, more than a dozen advisory committees to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other government agencies, and is a an Associate Member of the Toulouse School of Economics, France. In 2015, he received the SRA’s Distinguished Achievement Award for “for extraordinary achievement in science or public policy relating to risk analysis.”

Dr. Hammitt is an avid sailor with several ocean crossings to his credit.

CHDS congratulates Professor Hammitt on this milestone!

Learn more: Find articles by James Hammitt on PubMed.
Learn more: Read about his current project “Guidelines for Benefit-Cost Analysis” led with Lisa A. Robinson and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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