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Food Safety, Liability and Collective Norms

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  • Eric Giraud-Héraud

    (CECO - Laboratoire d'econometrie de l'école polytechnique - CNRS : UMR7657 - Polytechnique - X)

  • Hakim Hammoudi

    (Université Paris II)

  • Louis-Georges Soler

    (INRA)

Abstract

Afin de renforcer la sécurité sanitaire des produits alimentaires, la grande distribution met en place un certain nombre de normes restrictives sur le référencement des producteurs. Cet article étudie le fonctionnement économique de ces normes, dans le cadre d'une formalisation des relations verticales producteurs-distributeurs. Le modèle d'analyse intègre à la fois un risque endogène de marché (lié à l'adoption ou non des normes sécurisées par les agriculteurs) ainsi qu'un risque de pénalité pour les distributeurs défectueux (en cas de crise sanitaire). Nous montrons comment ce dernier principe de politique publique, dit de « responsabilité », explique en partie l'action coordonnée des distributeurs et peut de fait influencer le risque sanitaire.

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  1. Giraud-Heraud, Eric & Grazia, Cristina & Hammoudi, Abdelhakim, 2007. "Agrifood safety standards, market power and consumer misperceptions," 105th Seminar, March 8-10, 2007, Bologna, Italy 7849, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Patricia Crifo & Jean-Pierre Ponssard, 2008. "RSE et/ou performance financière : points de repère et pistes de recherche," Working Papers hal-00347644, HAL.

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