Lisa Robinson

Lisa A. Robinsonis an M-RCBG Senior Fellow and an Affiliate Fellow of its Regulatory Policy Program. She is also a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health. She specializes in the economic analysis of environmental, health, and safety regulations. She has led numerous assessments of their costs, benefits, and other impacts, developed related methods, and drafted guidance documents. Her recent work focuses on the conduct of benefit-cost analysis for policies with outcomes that cannot be fully valued using market prices. For example, she co-edited the National Academies book, Valuing Health for Regulatory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, and developed approaches for estimating the value of mortality risk reductions (the value per statistical life or VSL) associated with various policies. She has also explored the implications of behavioral economics and investigated options for enhancing the analysis of employment impacts and distributional effects. Ms. Robinson was previously a Principal at Industrial Economics, Incorporated, the Director of Policy, Planning, and Budget for the federal Institute of Museum Services, and an analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She received her MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.