Schmitz, Patrick W. (2000): On the Joint Use of Liability and Safety Regulation.
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The efficiency of two different means of controlling hazardous economic activities, namely ex post liability for harm done and ex ante safety regulation, is re-examined. Some researchers have stressed that the complementary use of these two instruments can be socially advantageous. Here it is argued that the models which have been built in order to support this view crucially depend on the assumption that there are persistent enforcement errors. It is demonstrated that such a rather unsatisfactory assumption is not needed if wealth varies among injurers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On the Joint Use of Liability and Safety Regulation|
|Keywords:||Liability; Safety Regulation|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
K - Law and Economics > K1 - Basic Areas of Law > K13 - Tort Law and Product Liability ; Forensic Economics
K - Law and Economics > K1 - Basic Areas of Law > K10 - General
|Depositing User:||Patrick W. Schmitz|
|Date Deposited:||06. Jan 2009 06:25|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 14:06|
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