Tyler Cowen

Motorcycle helmet externality of the day

Blog Post created by Tyler Cowen on Dec 14, 2015

Originally posted on October 13, 2009.

Our estimates imply that every death of a helmetless motorcyclist prevents or delays as many as 0.33 deaths among individuals on organ transplant waiting lists.


Here is the paper and I thank Brent Wheeler for the pointer.  So should we mandate or tax the use of such helmets?