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Should I help my neighbor? Self-interest, altruism and economic analyses of rescue laws

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  • Sophie Harnay

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  • Alain Marciano

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  • Sophie Harnay & Alain Marciano, 2009. "Should I help my neighbor? Self-interest, altruism and economic analyses of rescue laws," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 28(2), pages 103-131, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:28:y:2009:i:2:p:103-131
    DOI: 10.1007/s10657-009-9095-9
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    1. Marciano, Alain, 2012. "Guido Calabresi's economic analysis of law, Coase and the Coase theorem," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 110-118.
    2. Crettez, Bertrand & Deloche, Regis, 2011. "On the optimality of a duty-to-rescue rule and the cost of wrongful intervention," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 263-271.

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    Keywords

    Altruism; Good Samaritan laws; Law and economics; Economic analysis of law; Liability; Posner; Epstein; Becker; B2; K0;

    JEL classification:

    • B2 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925
    • K0 - Law and Economics - - General

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