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The public management of risk: Separating ex ante and ex post monitors

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  • Hiriart, Yolande
  • Martimort, David
  • Pouyet, Jerome

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When a firm undertakes risky activities, the conflict between social and private incentives to implement safety care requires public intervention which can take the form of both monetary incentives and also ex ante or ex post monitoring, i.e., before or after an accident occurs. We delineate the optimal scope of monitoring depending on whether public monitors are benevolent or corruptible. We show that separating the ex ante and the ex post monitors increases the likelihood of ex post investigation, helps prevent capture and improves welfare.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

Volume (Year): 94 (2010)
Issue (Month): 11-12 (December)
Pages: 1008-1019

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:94:y:2010:i:11-12:p:1008-1019

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Keywords: Risk regulation Monitoring Capture Integration and separation;

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  3. Pedro Herrera & Oscar Millones, 2011. "¿Cuál Es El Costo De La Contaminación Ambiental Minera Sobre Los Recursos Hídricos En El Perú?," Documentos de Trabajo 2011-321, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
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