Limiting Limited Liability
AbstractLimited liability may result in inefficient accident prevention, because a relevant portion of the expected harm is externalized on victims. This paper shows that under some restrictive conditions further limiting liability by means of a liability cap can improve caretaking.
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insolvency; judgment proof; liability; bankruptcy; liability cap;
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- K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
- L59 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Other
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- NEP-ALL-2006-09-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-CFN-2006-09-11 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-LAW-2006-09-11 (Law & Economics)
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