Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Règles de responsabilité civile et prévention des risques environnementaux


Author Info

  • Bidénam Kambia-Chopin


This article analyses how tort law can induce socially optimal level of environmental accident prevention. First, we review the major environmental liability regimes in the United States and in the European Union and give a classification of environmental damages. Secondly, we analyse the relative efficiency of the strict liability and the negligence rules in depth. The analysis is done assuming that all parties are risk neutral, information is perfect and the potential injurer is solvent. Then the role of risk attitude, insolvency of the responsible party and imperfect information is considered.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: restricted

File URL:
Download Restriction: restricted

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Dalloz in its journal Revue d'économie politique.

Volume (Year): Volume 117 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 285-308

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_172_0285

Contact details of provider:
Web page:

Related research

Keywords: environmental risk; information asymmetries; prevention; tort liability;


No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.



This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_172_0285. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.