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Liability Rules and Evolutionay Dynamics

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  • Mingli Zheng

    (university of Toronto)

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We consider the convergence properties of behavior under a comparative negligence rule (CN) and under a rule of negligence with contributory negligence (NCN), assuming bilateral care with three care levels. Using an evolutionary model, we show that CN reduces the proportion of the population using low care more rapidly than does NCN. However NCN increases the proportion of the population using high (efficient) care more rapidly than does CN. As a result, the mean care level increases more rapidly and the mean social cost falls more rapidly under CN than under NCN.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Law and Economics with number 0312001.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 10 Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwple:0312001

Note: Type of Document - pdf; prepared on win98; pages: 32. Published in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 157 (4) Dec 2001
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Keywords: tort law; evolutionary game; liability rules; economic analysis of law;

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  1. Wittman, Donald, et al, 1997. "Learning Liability Rules," The Journal of Legal Studies, University of Chicago Press, vol. 26(1), pages 145-64, January.
  2. Steven Shavell, 2003. "Economic Analysis of Accident Law," NBER Working Papers 9483, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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