NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors

John Cawley, Christopher Ruhm

NBER Working Paper No. 17081
Issued in May 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This is a paper in progress that will be published as a chapter in the Handbook of Health Economics, volume 2, by Elsevier. We thank the editors of the Handbook, Pedro Pita Barros, Tom McGuire, and Mark Pauly, for their useful feedback and helpful guidance. We also thank the other authors in the volume for their feedback and comments at the Authors' Conference, and we are grateful to Abigail Friedman for transcribing the comments at that conference. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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