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

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  • Yolande Hiriart

    (LERNA - Economie des Ressources Naturelles - Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) : UR1081 - CEA : DPG - Université des Sciences Sociales - Toulouse I, TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - Toulouse School of Economics, IDEI - Institut d'économie industrielle - Université Toulouse I (UT1) Capitole)

  • David Martimort

    (TSE - Toulouse School of Economics - Toulouse School of Economics, IDEI - Institut d'économie industrielle - Université Toulouse I (UT1) Capitole, GREMAQ - Groupe de recherche en économie mathématique et quantitative - CNRS : UMR5604 - Université des Sciences Sociales - Toulouse I - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) : UMR)

  • Jérôme Pouyet

    (EEP-PSE - Ecole d'Économie de Paris - Paris School of Economics - Ecole d'Économie de Paris, PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - CNRS : UMR8545 - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) - École normale supérieure [ENS] - Paris)

Abstract

When a firm undertakes risky activities, the conflict between social and private incentives to exercise safety care requires public intervention. This control takes the form of both monetary incentives but also monitoring taking place either ex ante or ex post, i.e. before or after an accident occurs. We delineate the respective scopes of these monitoring activities when public monitors are either benevolent or corruptible. Separation between the ex ante and the ex post monitors helps to prevent capture, increases the likelihood of ex post investigation and improves welfare.

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Keywords: risk regulation ; monitoring ; capture ; integration and separation;

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