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Cumulative Harm, Products Liability, and Bilateral Care

Andrew F. Daughety and Jennifer F. Reinganum.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 10629 words.

We extend consideration of cumulative harm in products liability to the case of bilateral care. For this specification, the level of care and the level of output chosen by the firm are...

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Growing Out of Trouble? Corporate Responses to Liability Risk

Todd A. Gormley and David A. Matsa.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Production and Organizations; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Tort Law. 19909 words.

This article analyzes corporate responses to the liability risk arising from workers' exposure to newly identified carcinogens. We find that firms, especially those with weak balance...

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Of Tastes and Values

Guido Calabresi.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Methodology; Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Law and Economics; Tort Law; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology. 8249 words.

This lecture was delivered by Judge Calabresi upon receiving the Ronald H. Coase Medal at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economic Association at Stanford Law School on May 18,...

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On Food Companies Liability for Obesity

Bénédicte Coestier, Estelle Gozlan and Stéphan Marette.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2005; p ublished online February 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economics of Health; Tort Law. 8180 words.

The U.S. food industry faces tobacco-style lawsuits for providing misleading information about health risks linked to the consumption of fatty products. This article investigates the link...

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Optimal Sharing of Foodborne Illness Prevention between Consumers and Industry: The Effect of Regulation and Liability

Brian Roe.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2004; p ublished online May 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Tort Law; Agricultural Economics. 9231 words.

Consumers and the food industry can both prevent foodborne illness. Two questions are explored: what is the socially optimal level of preventative effort by each and can tort and regulatory...

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Product Recall and Liability

Xinyu Hua.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

April 2011; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10327 words.

This article examines a firm's incentives to recall its product after learning that the product may harm consumers. It discusses whether courts should protect consumers who do not comply...

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Product Safety, Buybacks, and the Post-Sale Duty to Warn

Kathryn E. Spier.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2011; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Tort Law; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10129 words.

A manufacturer learns a product's risks after it has been sold and distributed to consumers. When held strictly liable for product-related injuries, the manufacturer offers to repurchase...

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PROVING CAUSATION IN PRIVATE ANTITRUST CASES

Hanns A. Abele, Georg E. Kodek and Guido K. Schaefer.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Tort Law. 10130 words.

Private enforcement of antitrust damages critically hinges upon proof that an antitrust violation caused damage. Existing research narrowly focuses on the quantification of damages, but...

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