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An economic analysis of tort law and insurance : the impact of strict liability on road and workplace accidents

McEwin, R. Ian


This thesis investigates the impact on accidents of the change from negligence to strict liability in the workplace and on the roads. As the impact of a liability rule and so safety incentives depend on the risk sharing arrangements, the effect of the change in liability can only be assessed after account has been taken of the other factors influencing safety decisions, in particular, insurance incentives. Other empirical studies of the introduction of workers' compensation and road...[Show more]

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Date published: 1988
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e0e8e9101


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